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Best Practices for Healthy Teeth and Gums

May 24, 2022
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Posted By: LJ Dentistry Staff

With constant changes in the world and our daily lives, it has never been more critical to protect your health and well-being. As the gateway to your body, your teeth and gums are an integral part of your overall health. Therefore, taking good care of your dental health means also looking out for your overall well-being.

Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and your smile is beautiful and confident.

A Consistent Home Care Routine

Committing to brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once contributes to an excellent home care routine, which protects your health.

Using proper brushing techniques, brushing your teeth in the morning and at night removes the plaque and bacteria that build up after meals. Excess plaque and bacteria that you don't consistently remove can contribute to conditions like periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, and cavities.

An electric toothbrush helps many patients ensure they're using proper techniques and brushing for the recommended two minutes. Most electric toothbrushes have timers, Bluetooth capabilities, and signals to alert you when you're brushing too hard.

Routine Visits to Your Dentist for Teeth Cleanings and Checkups

Regular visits to your family dentist in Moline every six months also help protect your health. During these visits, our dentists can perform a thorough examination, which allows them to detect many concerns like gum disease or cavities early on so you can treat problems right away with less costly and invasive procedures.  

These visits also allow our hygienists time to perform a professional teeth cleaning that removes any plaque and bacteria you might've missed during your home care routine.

Contact LJ Dentistry Today to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

Is it time for your next teeth cleaning and checkup? Contact your trusted Moline dentist today at (309) 764-3242 to schedule your next dental appointment.

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