Brushing and flossing are a fundamental part of your oral hygiene routine. They help remove plaque, prevent bacteria from causing dental decay, remove teeth discoloration and eliminate bad breath. Our dentist and team have provided an easy guide for you to follow to help keep your teeth healthy.
How To Brush
We start by using a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association® and toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and protects your teeth from dental decay and most often appears naturally in food and water. Your toothbrush should have soft bristles and a small head to reach the more inaccessible areas of your mouth. We recommend using an electric toothbrush, as these appliances are more effective than traditional options.
When you brush, remember to:
How To Floss
Like brushing, the regular flossing of your teeth helps extend the life of your smile by cleaning food debris from between your teeth and your gumline. This helps prevent dental decay or more serious conditions like gum disease or infections.
We suggest that you:
For more information about brushing and flossing, give our office a call and schedule an appointment with our dentist today.