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Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the practice of maintaining good oral health. This includes keeping teeth clean, removing plaque, and preventing gum disease. Good oral hygiene starts at home, but regular checkups and cleanings from a dentist are also important.


The teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, and flossing should be done at least once a day. A dentist may recommend special mouthwashes or rinses. Irrespective of whether it is kids or adults, we recommend scheduling two checkups and cleanings a year. Some people may benefit from more frequent visits, such as those who experience severe dental issues.


Why practice good oral hygiene?


Practicing good oral hygiene helps you avoid cavities and gum disease, which are both painful and can cause other health problems. Practicing good oral hygiene can also save you money in the long run.
Good oral hygiene starts at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is recommended, as well as avoiding foods that are sugary, sticky, and acidic. Be sure to schedule regular dental checkups.


These appointments allow your dentist to examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and throat. We will clean and polish your teeth, as well as check for gum disease and cavities.


How can I make oral hygiene fun for kids?


Kids love playing pretend, so let them pretend to brush their teeth. Set up a “toothbrushing time” in your home and act as though you are brushing your teeth. Play some fun music while you do this. Kids love imitating adults, so this will quickly become a fun activity, and your child will look forward to brushing their teeth.

How can I care for my oral health between dental visits?


The best way to maintain your oral health between dental visits is to practice good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash to destroy harmful bacteria.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Gerard and Moore Dental, call (505)-293-6125 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 8310 Palomas Ave NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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8310 Palomas Ave NE Suite A,
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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