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How Do You Maintain Good Oral Health? 

September 10, 2021

How do you keep your teeth and gums healthy? You don’t wait for it to happen on its own, you take action! Your oral health is an integral part of your overall health. To ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy we believe it’s important that you listen and follow the advice of your dentist in North Charleston, SC.  

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Top Oral Health Tips Every Dentist Swear By

Brush Your Teeth Right

One of the reasons why patients experience tooth sensitivity is because they brush their teeth aggressively. Are you aware that brushing too hard can be detrimental to your enamel? Even though your enamel is strong it can still erode if you brush with force.  

Brushing your teeth should be done twice a day for two minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush. When you brush, use gentle circular strokes. Don’t forget to brush all areas of your teeth.  

Floss Before Bedtime  

Many ignore flossing without realizing that it’s one of the most important ways to keep your mouth healthy. Flossing removes plaque, bacteria, and food debris that are trapped in the tiny crevices between your teeth.  

Unfortunately, your toothbrush won’t be able to reach these areas. When plaque and food debris aren’t removed, they will cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.  

The American Dental Association recommends you floss your teeth once a day preferably before bedtime.  

man and woman brushing their teeth before bedtime as advised by their Dentist North Charleston SC

Are You Looking for a Dentist in North Charleston, SC?

Brushing and flossing aren’t the only things you’re expected to do. You should also visit your dentist regularly for a routine dental exam and teeth cleaning.  

At North Rivers Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care in a safe and relaxing environment. We have the skills, training, equipment, and expertise to help restore, maintain, and improve your oral health. To learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call or book an appointmenthere. 

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See what our patients have to say about the level of care you can expect from North Rivers Dental Associates.

Kelley, cleaned my teeth in my visit today, and she was very courteous, funny, professional and helpful.

Mona T.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience.

Cynthia D.

Excellent service. All staff members are very polite and friendly while being professional at the same time. Always greeted byname makes you feel very special.

Dennis S.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience. Thank you all!

Cynthia D.

I have been going to North Rivers for 10+ years, I have always received excellent care, the staff is helpful and very friendly.

Glenn J.

Dr Cates is exceptionally talented in the dental profession. Everyone at North Rivers Dental are so helpful and friendly.

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