How to Recover After Struggling with Poor Oral Health
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Matt Aldridge DDS
Poor oral health has many negative side-effects to both our mouths and bodies. This is because the bacteria that feed off the leftover food in our mouths multiply quickly, and without proper daily care, they can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
In some cases, you may even find yourself going to bed feeling fine only to wake up with a major toothache.
If you've struggled with your oral health, then you know how hard it can be to recover. In some instances, it may be necessary to clear the infection in your mouth with oral surgery using procedures like roots canals and gum grafting. Besides being painful, these procedures are quite costly, and take a while to recover from, so it's important to maintain good oral health whenever possible.
It's a Slow But Proven Process
The best way to start recovering from poor oral health is to start cleaning your teeth twice a day by brushing and flossing. This will help reduce the bacteria inside your mouth and prevent the furthering of infection if you have one. Make sure to get all the surfaces of your teeth as well as your gums. The gums can be quite sensitive is you have poor oral health, so make sure to be gentle while you brush and floss them.
The next step to take is to come and see us at our office. While you're here we can give your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning. Also, while you're here, we can check to see if you have any signs of gum disease or tooth decay. This is an important step in recovery as decayed teeth need to be repaired so that you will be able to conduct proper oral hygiene, and your gums will also need to be examined for infection that might not go away on its own as well.
A better kind of dental practice for your entire family.