What is Good Oral Hygiene?

Updated at: Feb 24, 2011
What is Good Oral Hygiene?
Dr Poonam Sachdev
Oral Health ConditionsWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Feb 24, 2011

Good oral hygiene makes your mouth appear and smell healthy.


This denotes that

  • Your teeth are clean and do not have debris
  • Color of gums is pink that do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
  • You do not have persistent bad breath 

Consult your dentist if you have

  • Gums that hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath

Your dentist or hygienist can advice and teach you

  • Good oral hygiene techniques and
  • Show areas of your mouth that probably need extra attention during brushing and flossing.



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