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Good Oral Hygiene Is Necessary For Healthy Teeth In All Ages

Author : Sammy Prasad

Regular dental care must start in early years because bacteria can find its way even before eruption of teeth. With bacteria in your mouth, it can lay out the form for cavities. If you are concerned about your baby's oral health, you can start by making it a habit to gently wipe his or her tongue and gums with a wet cloth. This can help minimize the possibility of oral infection and also help baby to get familiar to good oral hygiene. If you are living in San Francisco you can always find an experienced dentistry for regular visits and advise.

Tooth decay is the most common disease and affects everyone at all age groups. So you are expected to brush your teeth twice a day using soft toothbrushes and fluoride toothpastes. Flossing is another vital tool of good oral hygiene, as it prevents receding gums, gum disease, and cavities between the teeth. In addition, it also removes the plaque and the decaying food that remains stuck between the teeth. This food decay and plaque irritates the gums causing the gum tissue to bleed easily. Dentists usually advice that flossing is better done daily before going to sleep.

San Francisco has quite a number of skilled dentistry practitioners. So when selecting a dentist for your family, make sure that he or she has adequate experience and a reputable practice. Your dentist will also suggest that your teeth be cleaned professionally at least every six months using appropriately designed dentistry devices. It involves scaling and polishing of tooth. Tartar accumulated must be removed too. Finally clients will be given a fluoride treatment. Good oral hygiene is incomplete without an oral mouth rinse as it reduces oral discomfort, gives wetness to oral tissues and eliminates bad breath.

In order to practice good oral hygiene, it is also important to know the implications bacteria can cause to your teeth. You can seek more detailed explanations from experienced dentists such as Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco, but until then understand that the layer of bacteria that produces bad breath and decaying food particles settles in the tongue along with fungi and dead cells of the tongue. This is why tongue cleaning must be a part of daily oral practice for removing bad breath, bacteria food debris, fungi from the surface and dead cells from the rear area of the tongue. It controls plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum infections, gum recession and tooth loss.

As any reputed dentistry professional in San Francisco would advice, you must try to limit acid forming foods like vinegar, lime or lemon as it softens the enamel and develops cavities. Instead, eat healthy food and drinks and keep away from carbonated drinks, wine, tea, coffee and diet pills. It is best to restrict foods high in acid and sugar. Sugar is one of the main causes of dental problems. In fact, do you know some fruit-flavored herbal teas are acidic and cause tooth damage. You can drink black or green teas for health benefits and positive effects on your dental health. Sports drinks are about 30 times more corrosive than water, and should be avoided. Being in constant contact with chlorine in water can turn teeth yellow and result in tooth damage.

So consult a reputed dentist such as Dr. Leo Arellano who is qualified and has successfully treated many patients. Taking care of your oral health is important, as research shows a strong link between oral disease and diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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Both children and adults must practice oral care habits daily to maintain a good set of healthy white teeth for a lifetime. This article provides you with a brief overview on how to maintain good oral hygiene, and how to find a good dentistry San Francisco. For more information please visit

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