Brushing and Flossing Why There Is No Substitute for Oral Hygiene

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on February 22nd, 2016. Posted in Dental care, Dental floss picks, Dental health

Dental hygiene

Proper oral hygiene starts with good habits established at an early age. It is recommended that children ought to have their teeth brushed as soon as they appear and that flossing ought to follow once two teeth start touching one another. Furthermore, parents should start their children off early by having a dental check-up within six months after their first tooth appears or by their first birthday to ensure that they start along a path towards proper oral hygiene.

The Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene includes regular brushing and flossing — experts recommend doing so at least twice a day with some recommending to do so after each meal. In spite of dental recommendations and an effort to increase public awareness, 20% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 y