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Oral health is connected to so many things. Much of what goes on in our bodies is connected to our oral health, and the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums can be an indicator or other health issues. With so much riding on your oral health, the prospect of taking care of your mouth may seem a little daunting.

Fortunately, oral health is not a complicated proposition. There are easy things that you can do keep your mouth healthy.

First, brush at least twice a day. Ideally, you should brush after every meal, but that might not be possible for some people when they are at work. You should also floss at least once a day. A good time to do that is right before bed. It does not matter if you brush or floss first, as long as you do a thorough job of both. You want to make sure you use a toothbrush with soft bristles; and you should get a new toothbrush every three months.

Eating a healthy diet that is low on sugar and starch, high in calcium and protein and includes raw fruit and vegetables is an important part of a keeping your mouth healthy.

Drinking water helps to keep your teeth clean and your mouth hydrated. Many cities have fluoride in their water supply, which is an important mineral for promoting strong teeth.

Finally, see your dentist. Regular dental visits will give the doctor a chance to clean your teeth and remove plaque and tartar; and check for problems Why not make Scott Thompson, DMD in Essex Junction, Vermont, a part of your oral health team? Call Dr. J. Scott Thompson, DMD a call today at 802-879-7811 to schedule an appointment and get on the road to oral health.