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Importance of Oral Hygiene

We do a lot of smile makeovers for our patients. There are a lot of people with poor oral health and oral hygiene habits, and many don't realize the severity of their errors.

By not taking care proper care of your teeth you can develop cavities, or worse, lose them! Even though we have millions of products to choose from to help keep our teeth healthy, people do not utilize them enough. It is important to follow advice from your San Ramon dentist in order to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking good.

It is recommended by dental professionals to replace your toothbrush once every three months. Surprisingly, however, it has been reported that 91% of people keep their toothbrushes for as long as 9 months! That's three times the amount recommended!

Why is it so important to replace your toothbrush?

It is time for a new toothbrush after three months, or when your bristles start to wear, but why is this? New brushes and new bristles have been proven to remove 3 times more plaque than older and worn out ones.

Old brushes do not do as good of a job removing the plaque along the gum line. This can speed decay and cause cavities. It can even cause a person to develop gingivitis. It is extremely important to have a good toothbrush to ensure that as much plaque is removed as possible.

It has also been found that 85% of men and 65% of women do not floss daily. If you want to avoid losing your teeth, and if you want to keep your smile healthy and white, be sure to follow our advice.

Having good oral hygiene goes a long way. People can have healthy teeth for years to come. Give yourself a reason to smile and ensure your mouth is healthy! Brush twice daily, floss once a day, and be sure to replace your toothbrush an visit your San Ramon dentist as often as recommended!