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Signs of Great Oral Hygiene

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Signs of Great Oral HygieneVisiting the dentist once every year for an oral checkup can prevent most dental diseases.Thus, you must keep a close watch on your oral hygiene and follow effective practices during the year. Here are some signs of great oral hygiene.

Pleasant Smelling Breath

Harmful bacteria can make your breath smell bad. Having pleasant breath during most of the day means that harmful bacteria are not present in your mouth. If the smell does not go with brushing, visit your dentist as you may be facing an oral health issue.

Your Teeth Feel Smooth

Clean teeth will feel smooth to the touch. Brushing twice a day and flossing will ensure effective oral hygiene and smooth teeth. Some of the harder-to-reach teeth surfaces may be rougher than others, so make sure to check all parts of your teeth. Poor oral hygiene can result in tartar buildup, which speeds up tooth decay.

Your Tongue Is Firm, Pink, and Moist

A dry tongue or any lingering sores on it can indicate poor oral hygiene. Visit your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.

Your Gums Do Not Bleed During Flossing or Brushing

Gums that bleed during flossing or brushing are symptomatic of poor oral hygiene, which, in turn,can lead to oral health issues. Healthy gums should not bleed.

Your Gums Have a Bright Pink Color

Pale gums can be a sign of anemia. On the other hand, bright red gums are a common sign of poor oral hygiene.

You Do Not Have Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are an early sign of tooth decay. It occurs when a cavity in your tooth exposes the nerves. Your dentist can treat it by filling the cavity or recommending a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

These are only some signs of great oral hygiene. If you don't have any one of these signs, call us at (281) 942-0444 to book an appointment!
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