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An effective daily oral hygiene routine is essential in the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal health problems. It needs to include thoroughly brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to floss at least once every 24-hours.

A safe and effective flossing technique is especially important for removing food particles and plaque before they can harden into tartar near the gumline. It is especially important for the prevention of gum disease.

Individuals with tightly spaced teeth sometimes struggle to insert the strand of floss. Yet it is important not to force the strand of dental floss in pace which could harm your gums.

In a situation like this you might want to try using waxed dental floss. The special coating on the strand helps slip it into tight places with ease, which can help reduce your chances of suffering periodontal trauma. Waxed dental floss in a floss threader might also help patients with braces to thoroughly floss along the gumline.

Having a routine dental checkup administered every six months from a dentist like Dr. David E. Pearson is also an essential component of maintaining good oral health. Each of these appointments is designed to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth while also monitoring your mouth for signs of a problem.

If you live in the Lawrenceville, Georgia, area and you have an oral health or oral hygiene concern, you should call 770.995.9051 to schedule a dental checkup with the oral care specialists at David E. Pearson DMD PC.