The teeth that we are given as children fall out when we reach seven or eight years old.  This is because we need to make room in our mouth for our larger adult teeth.  Once we do this, we will really want to focus on oral hygiene since there will be no more teeth that will grow in.

One of the biggest issues with our teeth is tooth decay.  This is brought on when we don’t care for our teeth and they begin to decay from cavities.  When this happens, cavity filling pico rivera will need to be performed by a dentist before they rot totally out of your mouth causing tooth loss.

To take care of your teeth there are many things that you will want to do.  First of all, you will want to brush your teeth after every meal.  This is done by taking a toothbrush and applying toothpaste on to it.  From there, we move the toothbrush up and down causing friction.  This friction removes the germs and other material that has been collecting on our teeth.

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Mouthwash is also used on our teeth and in our mouth.  We use mouthwash to help get where brushing and flossing don’t reach.  Mouthwash also is used to help kill germs and bacterial that we don’t get from regular brushing.

After we take care of our general oral health, it is important that we go to a dentist and have them look at what we have going on in our mouth.  These checkups should be done on a yearly basis.  During these checkups the dentist will do a standard cleaning and perhaps some x-rays of our mouth to see what is going on.  After our initial checkup the dentist will give us a clean bill of health or have us setup for further work that needs to be done on our teeth.