When Dental Hygiene Is Almost Right (But Not Quite)

You practice dental hygiene every day! As a result, you think that you must be doing just what you need to do in order to keep your grin in pristine condition, so you have nary an oral health worry in the world! While this may be true (if you’re also being mindful about the foods and drinks you consume, as well as remembering to follow through with your preventive visits with our Conroe, TX team), it all depends on what that hygiene of yours includes. If you’re brushing twice daily (two minutes each time, morning and evening) and you’re flossing right along with your morning or evening brushing session, then your care is just right! However, if you’re almost there but you occasionally skip a step or cut corners, remember: You’re headed for some oral health trouble unless you improve your daily care!

It Promotes Gingivitis

When you’re sort of practicing dental hygiene but not as well as you could, you’re leaving plaque on your teeth, which means some of it is just beneath your gumline. When it’s left for longer than 24 to 48 hours, it becomes very hard. It’s called tartar at this point. Both forms of this bacteria-filled substance will contribute to the development of gingivitis, which is when your gum tissue becomes inflamed (as gum disease begins). We remind you to avoid such concerns by simply brushing and flossing!

It Promotes Tooth Decay

In addition to gum disease, remember that the plaque and tartar buildup that forms on your smile is also coating your teeth. As it rests on dental tissue, acids from bacteria will soften your teeth over time. This weakening of your dental tissue makes way for tooth decay, so you will likely end up with one or multiple cavities. Again, we remind you that you can easily avoid decay and the need for fillings by following through with your smile care!

Smile Stains

Teeth that are not properly cleansed on a daily basis yield a smile that ends up seriously discolored over time. Don’t forget that in addition to protecting your oral health with your dental hygiene, you’re also protecting the beauty of your smile! Keep your grin youthful looking and bright by maintaining a very clean oral environment through brushing and flossing!

Get Dental Hygiene In Working Order

Come to us for clarity, dental care, and anything else you need, when you realize your dental hygiene is not as good as it could be. Remember that this is also something we will address during checkups! Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and the neighboring communities.