Tips for Good Oral Hygiene and Healthy Smiles

Tips for Good Oral Hygiene and Healthy Smiles

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. The goal is to raise awareness of habits that promote good oral care & a healthy smile. The following article from the UIC provides easy tips and educational videos on oral hygiene and caries prevention.

There are billions of bacteria living inside our mouths at any given time. Many of these bacteria build up as plaque, causing tooth decay (cavities) and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. For a healthy smile, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. Brushing after meals, using antimicrobial mouthwash, and flossing at least once per day helps to keep these disease causing bacteria from reproducing in your mouth, and causing tooth decay. And, healthy diets that minimize sugary and starchy foods also helps to keep those bad bacterial under control.

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