By Rose Kreller of Medi-Waste Disposal
A little attention to your smile and oral hygiene can help improve self-confidence. Here are a few tips for whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Pay attention to our gums. Proper brushing and flossing will help keep gums healthy. Periodontal, or gum disease, is often painless, but it can make gums red and puffy. It involves infection of the tissue that surrounds and supports teeth. It is caused by bacterial plaque buildup on teeth. Gum disease is almost always preventable with brushing and flossing twice daily and regular dental checkups.
There are many option for whiter teeth, including toothpastes, rinses and gums. You can also speak with your dentist about prescription treatments.
Bad breath can be caused by many factors including poor oral care, tooth infection, gum disease, mouth sores, infection of the nose or throat, dry mouth, and foods. The best way to combat bad breath is to stay hydrated and floss and brush twice daily. Don’t forget to gently brush your tongue also. Dentures or mouth appliances should be cleaned daily.
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