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If you ever wonder what oral hygiene can do for you, then our dentists, Drs. Andrew McDonald, Trang Thai, Allan Pang, Lynna Bui, and Anastasios Photopoulos, are happy to give you the answers you’re looking for! The more you know, the better chance you’ll make oral hygiene a top priority, which is very important because oral hygiene is vital for your oral health and smile. So, to help you know more about what oral hygiene can do for you, our dentist is happy to list the things on our blog today. The things oral hygiene can do for you include:

-Help you prevent cavities: Brushing and flossing can clean the smile and remove plaque, bacteria and other cavity-causing substances from the surfaces of your teeth, from between the teeth and from the gumline. Brushing can also help you prevent cavities if you use fluoride toothpaste. The fluoride can strengthen and nourish the tooth enamel.

-Help you prevent gum disease: Brushing, flossing and attending your dental checkups can remove the plaque from your smile before it hardens. When it hardens, it turns into tartar, which is a very dangerous substance that promotes gum disease and destroys the smile and oral health. It’s very important to remove plaque regularly.

-Help you have an attractive smile: Cleaning your smile often can help you remove food particles that are stuck between the teeth, which can help you avoid embarrassing moments as you socialize. Brushing with whitening toothpaste and attending your dental checkups can also remove minor tooth stains to give you a brighter smile.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in San Jose, California, please contact AZ Dental when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please call 408-227-6000 today!