Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
By Dentistry for Midtown
April 26, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

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Your Atlanta, GA, dentists Dr. Laura Koch, Dr. Andrew Soulimiotis, and Dr. Sunny Patel want to make sure you're taking proper care of your oral health. Having good hygienic habits will help. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

If you don't take proper care of your teeth, cavities can occur because of plaque accumulation. Plaque contains acid-producing bacteria that breaks down enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes sensitive layers of the tooth and gives way to bacteria infecting your tooth's pulp.

Proper care includes flossing between every tooth and once before bed. When you brush, make sure you brush at least twice a day and hold your brush at a 40-degree angle for two minutes.

Eating healthy is also key. Fruits and vegetables, like apples and broccoli, can help scrape plaque off your teeth and drinking water will flush the debris. Your body also needs the vitamins and minerals from the fruits and vegetables to improve the health of your teeth.

Unfortunately, teeth may also be damaged. The damage can include things like cracks and chips, which may occur when you are playing sports or during other activities, may damage enamel and expose the tooth's pulp

If you end up with a cavity or damaged teeth, you may need to consider some of these procedures; dental fillings or dental crowns which add support for severely deteriorated teeth and hides unsightly teeth, like yellow stains, teeth whitening, which is when stained teeth are whitened with the use of a special gel during an in-office procedure or with the use of a take-home kits.

If you have any questions or concerns about dental hygiene, then call our Atlanta, GA, office at (404) 249-1716.