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A Guide to Good Oral Hygiene Posted on January 16, 2019

Tips on keeping a healthy smile.

Good oral hygiene is more than just keeping your teeth white. Maintaining good oral health combats gum disease prevents receding gum lines and helps your tooth enamel stay strong. Gum tissue and tooth enamel, while different, are the same one major way – neither can grow back.

Unlike your skin and bones that heal after injury, once your gumline begins to recede, it will not regenerate naturally. Receding gums can be painful, leaving your tooth’s root exposed to bacteria creating further issues like tooth decay or gum disease. And like your gums, while tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your body, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Dental Health Tips:

Your neighborhood endodontist at Endodontics in Cranberry wants you to start off the new year with a healthy smile. So, let’s check out a few tips to help you maintain and improve your oral health.Dental Health Cranberry

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes. If you can find a way to brush after each meal, even better.
  • Floss your teeth daily to remove food and plaque residing between your teeth.
  • Chew sugar-free gum.
  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke, please quit. Smoking leaves your teeth yellow, breath stinky and can ultimately lead to various types of oral cancer.
  • If you are on any type of medication that makes your mouth dry, talk to your doctor about another effective medication without this side effect. If there are no other substitutes, be sure to drink a lot of water.
  • Limit alcoholic drinks and other sugary drinks that rot away your enamel and causes cavities.
  • If you’re diabetic, follow your doctor’s orders. Inadequate diabetic care can increase the chance of gum disease, among other health issues.
  • If you’re a parent, help your children develop good oral hygiene by setting a good example.
  • If you’re a caregiver or home health nurse, help those you are assisting brush and floss regularly, if they cannot carry out this activity on their own.
  • And last, but certainly not least, see your dentist at least once or twice a year!

See a Cranberry Orthodontist!

Good oral health hygiene is simple, yet sometimes overlooked. Many do not realize the total effect it has on your overall health. If you want to get in shape, you see a trainer. If you’re suffering from a health condition, you see your PCP. Your friendly Cranberry Endodontist, Doctor Semashko, hopes your teeth and gums are treated with just as much care as the rest of your body.

If you are suffering from oral health issues, don’t wait any longer! Ask about our painless root canal services in Cranberry. We treat friends and neighbors from all over the Greater Pittsburgh area. Call Endodontics in Cranberry at 724-452-7080 for an appointment and we’ll help get your oral health back on track in no time!