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A quick glance at adult oral health -

Your smile and overall health depend on a few easy dental care habits. Early detection and treatment of problems with your gums, teeth and mouth can help ensure a lifetime of good oral health. Consider these brushing basics below:

  • Brush twice a day, every day

- don't rush, take 2 minutes

- consider using an electric toothbrush

  • Drink fluoridated water

  • Use toothpaste with flouride

  • Practice good oral hygiene:

- change your tooth brush regularly

- brush your tongue

- use mouth wash daily

- practice a good brushing technique, do not brush too aggressively

- brush with circular short back-and-forth motions

- brush the outside, inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth

  • Limit/do not use tobacco products

  • Limit alcoholic drinks.

  • Limit soda intake

  • Visit your dentist at least twice per year for your routine cleaning appointments

Check out this article by the CDC further supporting the facts about how important is it to maintain your oral health as an adult.

By: Ashley Lyon Brown

Dental Sleep Coordinator

Advanced Sleep and Breathing Centers

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