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Oral hygiene is considered an important element with your health care. Unfortunately, many people neglect their oral health due to their busy lives taking precedence. Did you know, that your oral health has been linked to other conditions like heart disease? Yes, it’s true!

Our dentist, Dr. Frank C. Raymer, encourages everyone to take good care of their oral health. To help you, our team in Irvine, California, is excited to share this reminder on excellent ways to keep up with your oral hygiene.

When you snack, eat or drink, plaque and bacteria residue can soak into your teeth, which creates health problems when neglected. If you disregard your teeth, you could end up with cavities, persistent bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss, and even bone loss. That is why keeping up with your oral hygiene routine daily is crucial to your oral health. Brushing twice a day is the first step in keeping up with your teeth. When you brush your teeth be sure to brush for two minutes a day, twice a day to make sure you are getting the most out of brushing. Flossing is the next step to taking care of your oral health and should be done every single day. Flossing is serious because it reaches the hard-to-reach places between your teeth your toothbrush can’t reach to remove the plaque and bacteria that are remaining.

Mouthwash can also be a successful way to remove bacteria or residue while coating your teeth with protective ingredients that help fight cavities and gum disease. The most crucial step in your oral health care is to remember to visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup. These check-ins are vital because it allows your dentist to see if any serious problems are taking place. Your dentist can also stop cavities before they become a severe threat to your teeth and oral health when caught early enough. Also, an oral cancer screening is also done with every dental visit, so you can make sure you are in excellent oral health at least twice a year.

If you would like to check on your oral health, or if you need a dental cleaning, please call us today at 949-551-2606 to make an appointment. Our dental team at Frank C Raymer DDS INC is excited to assist you with your oral health care and is willing to help you in any way we can.