Celebrate Your Teeth, It’s Oral Health Month!

Happy Oral Health Month! The month of June is a great time to pay close attention to our typical dental routines and to assess if we are giving our smiles the best possible care. Of course it’s important to pay close attention to dental health year-round, but this month, join us in providing a little extra gusto to the care of those pearly whites. Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, GA is here to with these tips to keep your oral health in check.

  • Woman Smiling Understand your own oral health needs – Talk with your dentist, other oral health care specialist, or hygienist about any special conditions in your mouth and any ways in which your medical/health conditions affect your teeth or oral health. For example, cancer treatments, pregnancy, heart diseases, diabetes, dental appliances (dentures, braces) can all impact your oral health and may necessitate a change in the care of your mouth and/or teeth. Be sure to tell your dentist if you have experienced a change in your general health or in any medications you are taking since your last dental visit.
  • Brush Your Teeth – Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride strengthens developing teeth in children and prevents tooth decay in both children and adults.
  • Floss – Floss at least once a day. Flossing removes plaque, which if not removed, combines with sugars to form acids that lead to tooth decay.
  • If You Use Tobacco Products, Quit – Smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco products increases the risk of oral cancer and cancers of the larynx, pharynx and esophagus; gum disease; bad breath; tooth discoloration; and other oral and general health problems.
  • Visit a Dentist Regularly – The standard recommendation is to visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. Talk with your dentist about the frequency that is best for you. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

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