We all know that brushing and flossing regularly is the first step to maintaining good oral hygiene. Our daily war against plaque is a vital routine because it prevents the plaque from building up which is known to lead to bleeding gums that can progress further into gingivitis. Diseases that start in your mouth can affect the entirety of your body and health. Staying hydrated by drinking water is fantastic but also helps wash away plaque causing bacteria and help improve your over all health! Tap water containes fluoride which helps strengthen your enamel.
Other than daily brushing and flossing, scheduling and attending regular dentist checkups is an easy method to prevent any oral health issues from developing. Most dental plans have low or no copayment dental checkups and evening cleanings and oral exams. Contact your insurance provider and ask about your preventative dental care options today!