Most oral health issues can be avoided through a comprehensive daily care routine. Four of the easiest to prevent are:
- Cavities – tooth decay occurs when acids produced by bacteria in the mouth are left in place too long. The solution? Brush after every meal and snack.
- Gum disease – plaque and tartar below the gum line can cause infection in the gums. The solution? Floss both morning and night.
- Tooth infection – bacteria that enters cavities can penetrate to the inner chamber of the teeth and cause infection. The solution? Brush and floss daily.
- Chronic bad breath – chronic bad breath is typically a result of poor oral hygiene. It may also be an indication of one of the oral health problems listed above. The solution? Add an antiseptic mouthwash to your daily routine.
These oral health issues can be easily prevented if care is taken to clean the teeth and gums every day. However, it is still important that you visit Oradell family dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter twice yearly for examinations. Biannual examinations give us an opportunity to remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth, and to detect early warning signs of oral health issues for prompt and effective treatment.
If you would like more information about optimizing your daily oral health routine, please contact Oradell Family Dentistry online or by calling (201) 384-9292 today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Perlmutter.