Proper dental hygiene can prevent cavities and gum disease. While many people keep their mouths healthy by simply brushing twice a day with regular toothpaste, a large number of people need some extra steps to keep their teeth and gums at their best.
Some people require specialist options such as anti-tartar toothpaste and mouthwash, low abrasion toothpaste, high fluoride options, or even antiseptic mouthwashes. These can be necessary if you are prone to tartar build up, are prone to bleeding gums, or have thinned enamel.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is not only a way to avoid trips to the dentist, poor oral hygiene can impact your overall health and gum disease can develop into periodontitis which has been known to cause tooth loss and even can damage the bone that supports your teeth.
Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque on your teeth where the bacteria in the plaque irritates the gums making them swell, look red, and bleed. It can easily be prevented by good oral hygiene: brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and using mouthwash and other treatments as needed.
Good oral hygiene is also the treatment for most cases of gum disease, however severe cases can need medical intervention and in some cases surgery.
At Rightdose Pharmacy we offer a wide range of dental care products ranging from the everyday to the specialist so that everyone can have healthy teeth.