The Importance of Oral Hygiene

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Oral hygiene is essential for preventing dental issues such as tooth decay, tooth infection, gum disease, and tooth loss. It is also important for reducing your risk of systemic health issues including heart disease, respiratory problems, complications with diabetes and pregnancy, and even degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Your oral hygiene regimen begins at home with a consistent brushing and flossing routine. To maintain optimal oral health, you should brush after every meal and snack, and floss at least once daily. Be sure to discuss which type of toothbrush and toothpaste is best for your needs when you visit Dr. Negru for your regularly scheduled dental checkups.

In addition to your at-home routine, you need to visit our Beaverton office at least every six months for dental examinations and teeth cleanings. These visits give us an opportunity to thoroughly clean your teeth, and Dr. Negru will have a chance to check for common oral health issues before they develop into serious problems. Taking time to visit us every six months can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and also help you avoid complications that may occur when oral hygiene is neglected.

Please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule your dental checkup with Dr. Negru. We serve patients in the Beaverton, Oregon area.

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