Your dentist is your lifelong partner when it comes to your dental health. It is important to remember that you need to do your part at home on a regular basis to keep periodontal disease away. Regular home care should of course include daily brushing and flossing. Brushing should be done at least twice daily. Spend three minutes every time you are brushing your teeth so you know you are reaching all parts of your mouth. One should brush their teeth before bed every night. Dentists’ advise to floss at least once a day. Many people floss after every meal. Add to this, a visit to your dentist regularly and you are taking good care of your dental health. This regular oral care routine will aid in combating the build-up of plaque in and around your teeth and gums. You will also fight tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. Adults can develop infections in the tissue around their mouth if this general oral care regime is not followed. Poor hygiene will definitely invite plaque into your mouth, especially along the base of your teeth and gum line. Plaque is a bacteria rich film that will cause tooth decay and gum disease if allowed to build. Your gums will then become red and inflamed. Soon, you will have empty spaces around your teeth and these spaces will lead to the destruction of bone and other tissues that support your teeth. At the end, you will lose your teeth. Make your appointment at Toothworks and see our friendly dentist regularly so your teeth always remain healthy.