Missing your regular dental checkups can prove to be detrimental to your oral health. During the checkups, the dentist will clean plaque from your teeth.
- Brushing, flossing and rinsing the mouth will eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.
- White teeth are not necessarily a sign of healthy teeth. Teeth have different shades such as grey and yellow shade but are still healthy.
- Scrape or brush the tongue to get rid of bacteria that may attack the teeth and gums. Scraping the tongue also helps to get rid of bad breath.
Flossing is important because your teeth are round, not flat, especially your back teeth. “Where they’re touching, you’re not reaching,” Lugaila says. “With a toothbrush, you’re missing almost two-thirds of the teeth.”
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