Oral Hygiene

The importance of oral hygiene

Your oral hygiene routine is very important to your overall oral health. A thorough oral hygiene routine consistently removes bacteria from your teeth and gums which helps promote good oral health and prevent future problems arising. Failure to maintain clean teeth and gums can lead to a deterioration of oral health which in turn, can lead to a variety of dental problems such as gum disease and decay. Bad oral health has also been proven to have an impact on your general health which can affect your quality of life.

A thorough oral hygiene routine should include the following preventative actions:

  1. Brushing twice daily
  2. Flossing daily
  3. Visiting your dentist once every 6 months. This usually includes an examination to identify and treat potential dental issues before they escalate and a professional clean to remove the hard build-up of plaque that regular brushing can miss.

At Metro Dental, our experienced team aim to keep the oral health of all our patients at the optimal level. Call our friendly team to make your next preventative care appointment.