Flossing before brushing will help keep the space between teeth clean and prevent plaque buildup.
Oral Hygiene Basics
When it comes to cleaning the teeth, most people may not realize that there is an order you need to follow. In fact, many people aren’t aware of the crucial oral hygiene basics that can help your teeth remain healthy. While regular dental checkups are essential to your oral health, at-home care will greatly boost your ability to manage your oral health.
When it comes to flossing your teeth, it is important to floss before you brush your teeth. This will help to remove any bits of food or plaque stuck between the teeth. Even though a toothbrush can clean the enamel of the teeth, the bristles can’t reach between the teeth.
With floss, you will be able to ensure all sides of your teeth are clean. During an appointment, we can review how to floss properly. When it comes to brushing your teeth, be sure to brush for a full two minutes at least twice a day. This will help to remove plaque that can form after eating a meal.
In some cases, it’s also advised to brush after lunch if possible. No matter what, brush your teeth in the morning and before bed. Using water to rinse the mouth after a meal can also help to keep the teeth clean. Mouthwash can also help to eliminate germs in the mouth that can cause plaque.
We can go over the most effective type of mouthwash to meet your needs and more during an appointment. Keep up your oral hygiene and schedule an appointment today.
You Smile Dental
At You Smile Dental in Santa Clara, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional staff aims to create a calm atmosphere for you during the appointment and treatment process. We will identify any dental issues you are struggling with and work with you to find the solution that works best for you.
Our staff seeks to create a comforting environment at the office to ease patients into the procedure. We can help prevent damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of quality oral health. At You Smile Dental, your dental health is our prime concern.
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