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Maintaining a healthy mouth encompasses several important factors. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night. It’s also very important to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth, as well as along the gumline and behind each of your rear molars.

If all of these areas are not consistently cleaned each day, the residual food material, plaque buildup, and hardened tartar could promote oral health problems. The persistent acidic environment in your mouth caused by the chronic presence of plaque acids can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel leading to tooth decay. At the same time hardened tartar near the gumline will significantly increase your chances of suffering from periodontal disease.

Sometimes it can be helpful to floss at night after they are done eating for the day. This involves inserting the floss between two teeth, gently curving the strand and making one or more passes sufficient to remove food particles and other bacterial matter.

Once you are done brushing and flossing you might want to also vigorously rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

Having a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson perform a dental checkup twice a year is also critical for preventing oral health problems. If he finds a developing issue, he can help you understand your treatment options or preventive care methods.

If you are in the Houston, Texas, region and you have an oral health or hygiene concerns, you should consider calling 713-861-8323 to schedule a dental checkup at Dentists at Memorial Park.