Oral health means the health of the mouth. A healthy mouth allows you to speak, smile , smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. No matter what your age-5, 25, 65 or 85 years-oral health is vital to your general health and well being. This month, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center is helping to raise public awarness about good oral health. The focus is to seek out ways to improve public consciousness about bettering our community's oral health-care habits. Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile, here are some recommendations: 1) Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. 2) Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth. 3) Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. 4) Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes. 5) Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. 6) To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh. Avoid risk factors such as tobacco, harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets-especially those rich in sugar-which helps protect your oral health and prevent other conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.
JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE HAS A GREAT DENTAL STAFF THAT IS AVAILABLE TO MEET YOUR ORAL HEALTH NEEDS. DON'T DELAY, SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CONTACT US @ (601) 786-3475!