How often should you have your teeth cleaned? 2-4 times per year!
Six things a dental cleaning can do for you:
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It's important you take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Here are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and after pregnancy.
Before You Get Pregnant
Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant. That way, your teeth can be professionally cleaned, gum tissue can be carefully examined, and any oral health problems can be treated in advance of your pregnancy.
Dental Care While Pregnant
Coping With Morning Sickness
Eating Right for Your Teeth and Baby
Wrapping the floss around each tooth and under the gum is important.
If your gums bleed when flossing, you probably need to change your dental care regimen a bit. That doesn't mean your mouth is unclean, or that you're cutting your gums, but it can mean you need to floss more often. It's fairly common for gums to bleed when you first begin flossing between teeth, and as long as the bleeding stops quickly, it's not usually considered a problem.
Electric toothbrushes are easier to use and
MUCH more effective than manual brushing.
Arguably the 2 most popular methods right now are:
Dental floss is extremely effective but it can take some practice to master the technique.
Answer: either, or even better, both!
Thankfully over the years a large number of floss types have emerged allowing for any kind of tooth configuration making flossing easier to learn and do. Choosing the right type of floss for your mouth is important.
These types include:
Water flossing, on the other hand, is relatively simple.
Both traditional dental floss and water flossers are considered to be extremely effective at cleaning plaque and food from between teeth and gums, and preventing gum disease such as gingivitis.
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