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Common Oral Health Mistakes

June 12, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Aaron Cook, DMD
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Taking care of your teeth doesn't seem like it should be that challenging, right? After all, you brush and floss twice a day, that's all you need to worry about, isn't it? While keeping up with your regular home care routine is important, did you know that how you brush your teeth is as important as how often? Dr. Aaron Cook, your premiere Birmingham. AL dentist has some quick and easy tips on how to avoid common oral health mistakes.

Don't Brush Too Hard

Sometimes it's hard to remember to brush slowly and gently, especially if you're in a hurry; however, it's important to both your teeth and gums to be gentle when you brush. Scrubbing your teeth too hard can cause damage to your gums, which may cause recession to progress more rapidly. Did you know you may even cause enamel to erode more quickly by brushing too hard? Try brushing in small, gentle circles, which will also give your gums a gentle massage.

Don't Forget to Brush Your Tongue

Did you know that the bacteria that causes tooth decay and bad breath can actually hide in the tiny grooves of your tongue? Brushing your tongue will help to clear away that bacteria and protect your teeth from harmful cavity-causing acids. Not to mention it also ensures that you have fresh breath!

Don't Skip or Avoid Your Regular Dental Appointments

Believe it or not, your dentist can actually detect oral health issues much earlier than even you can. This is because many dental issues don't have much pain or many symptoms associated with them early on. For example, you may not be aware that you have tooth decay until it begins to cause pain and sensitivity. By this point, it will require at least a filling to repair your tooth. Your dentist can make you aware of tooth decay in its earliest stages, which may mean that you can reverse it before it causes further damage. Be sure to attend your regular dental appointments in order to maintain optimum oral health.

Book a Cleaning and Exam with our Birmingham AL Dental Office

Dr. Cook and his highly skilled Birmingham team believe that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your oral health. We offer patient-centered dental care in a warm and friendly environment. Let us help you learn more about your oral health and avoid common oral health mistakes. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.

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