oral health From a young age, we know how important our teeth can be. However, despite our best efforts and knowing the importance of proper oral health, we may still make mistakes.

Since failure to take care of your teeth can result in significant complications, make sure you’re avoiding these common oral hygiene mistakes and taking care of your oral health.

Not Brushing Properly

Even with years of experience, you may not be brushing properly. Simply going back and forth across your teeth does not do an adequate job of removing plaque, especially from the gum line. According to recommendations from the American Dental Association, your toothbrush should be held at a 45-degree angle near the gumline. This improves plaque removal that may otherwise lead to gum disease, such as gingivitis.

Not Flossing Everyday

Failure to floss every day can significantly increase the risk of developing gum disease due to the growth of harmful bacteria.

In fact, harmful bacteria double in number every 5 hours. Over the course of a day without flossing, the bacteria may double in number up to five times! Keep your mouth safe by making sure you don’t skip flossing in your oral healthcare routine. Flossing is integral to oral health because it cleans the crevices between your teeth that brushing alone cannot reach.

Not Going To The Dentist

If you’ve been brushing properly and flossing daily, you may think you don’t need to visit the dentist, especially if you aren’t facing any oral issues. However, the dentist provides you with a thorough cleaning and regular and consistent checkups, which can help identify current risks for long-term conditions.

Work With Galleria Dental Aesthetics for Your Oral Health Needs

Taking care of your teeth and oral health is made incredibly easy when you work with Galleria Dental Aesthetics, conveniently serving Mclean and Arlington, VA. Dr. Chong Lee can help with a variety of dental and oral issues as well as assist with any general dentistry needs.

Contact the office by calling 703-448-1020 to get started setting up an appointment or to go through any questions you may have.

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