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Do you feel like you have a great handle on your oral health? Or do you know you’re not doing everything you can to maintain top-of-the-line oral health? Yes, you do have to floss.

Our dental team in Huntington, West Virginia, is dedicated to helping you maintain the best oral health possible. We’d much rather perform cleanings instead of filling cavities. To help you avoid cavities and other oral health issues, take a look at some basic oral health tips from Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr..

You have to floss
A lot of people don’t like flossing. For one reason or another, it’s just not something that seems important. The thing is, you do need to floss if you want great oral health. If you leave the germs and food between your teeth, you run the risk of developing gum disease. That’s not a place you want to find yourself.

Brush twice, not once
It’s easy to brush before bed or right after you wake up. But is it easy to remember to brush at both of those times? Again, some people just don’t seem to be able to keep up this schedule, but it’s imperative to your oral health. Brushing is like the pre-rinse for your teeth; you have to brush to remove most of the major debris. Flossing is the detailing.

Your oral health makes an impact on the rest of your health. If you neglect your oral health, you’ll end up with a lot of health problems you don’t want to deal with.

For more information, call us today at 304-523-3666.