Oral Hygiene Basics: Teeth Cleaning for a Healthy Mouth

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If you wish to have a strong, healthy, and successful smile, oral hygiene is vital. Your oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth, gums, and oral bones in tip-top shape as you chew, bite, and eat every day, and we strongly recommend including the following steps in your routine:

Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This is the best way to scrub the food from your smile and clean your teeth and gums.

Floss your smile: Floss your teeth at least once a day, whether it’s after when you wake up or before you go to bed. As long as you floss daily, you’re on the right track. This technique will help free any food substances that are stuck between your teeth.

Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth daily with anti-gingivitis, fluoride, or bacteria-killing mouthwash. This will help deeply clean your smile each day. To properly use the wash, follow the instructions on the bottle.

Attend your six month checkups: Professional cleanings are extremely important. During your appointment, the plaque is removed from the surfaces of your teeth and your smile is deeply cleaned. This will help prevent major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about the proper care for your smile, call our office today and schedule an appointment with our friendly dentist. We are happy to help you in any way we can!