Preventive measures are the key to your dental health. Some simple home care routines, coupled with regular dental appointments go a long way towards maximizing your oral health.
Regular Preventive procedures, such as brushing twice daily and flossing, aid in removing bacteria from the mouth and maintaining your dental health. Bacteria that is left to build up in your mouth stick to the teeth, tongue and sift tissues to form plaque, this in turn and over time, can mineralize into a hard substance called calculus. Only professional cleaning from your dentist or hygienist will remove this calculus.
Inadequate plaque control is the main cause of gingivitis, periodontitis and bad breath. You can minimize the build-up of bacteria in your mouth through diligent brushing, flossing and tongue scraping but also attend your regular hygiene appointments.