Little things can raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.
But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.
Another precaution you can take to guard against the wrong kind of bacteria is to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible. Also, close the lid of the toilet before you flush.
Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!
When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, as well as bad breath.
At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. We offer complete general dentistry, and patients from Woodway, Hewitt, and Robinson appreciate that we are a holistic practice. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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