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Brett Cotham Oral Hygiene Tips

Dentist Brett Cotham sits down to talk about the prevalence of periodontitis, and how we can cultivate great oral hygiene habits to prevent it.

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Brett Cotham Oral Hygiene Tips

  1. 1. ORAL HYGIENE by Brett Cotham
  2. 2. PERIODONTITIS Recent research shows periodontitis to be the sixth most common health condition Inflammation of the periodontium Characterized by presence of blood and pus Bone structure and tissue around the teeth are degraded
  3. 3. Hopefully this research gives the disease more attention Although we can work to treat it, there are steps you can take to prevent it!
  4. 4. STEPS? WHAT STEPS? Here we will cover… hygiene tips gear habits
  5. 5. Improve your brushing by… tilting the head at an angle make sure it hits where the tooth and gum make contact brush in a circular motion no need for a large glob of toothpaste– a dollop will do!
  6. 6. To improve flossing… Be gentle Guide it between your teeth Don’t saw at the gums
  7. 7. Make sure you… have a soft bristled tooth brush Replace that brush every 3-4 months Even if it’s electric, you can still replace the head
  8. 8. After meals, chew gum! It aids in production of saliva Saliva naturally washes away some bacteria It also neutralizes acids
  9. 9. Thanks for Watching!