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Home Oral Care: Tips For Brushing and Flossing

Posted on 6/8/2020 by Office
Home Oral Care: Tips For Brushing and FlossingWhen it comes to keeping your oral health in good standing, it is important to visit our office regularly in order to ensure that you do not have any issues that need to be addressed. Even between visits, it is important that you take the time out of every day to properly care for your teeth in order to keep them strong and healthy. If you do not do this, chances are good that you will end up with one issue or another that needs to be addressed. If you would like to avoid having dental surgery, then you should follow these tips and guidelines about how to best care for your oral health at home.

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

The most important thing that you can do in order to keep your teeth healthy is to brush them daily. In fact, you should brush them at least twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Some people like to brush them after each meal, while still others like to brush them after drinking sugary drinks. Whatever your preference might be, just make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. This helps keep plaque from building up and also gets rid of any food remnants that get stuck between or around your teeth and gum line. In addition to keeping the food from turning to bacteria that can affect your oral health, said food will also eventually begin to break down and rot, which can cause bad breath.

Don't Brush Too Hard

When brushing your teeth, it is important that you brush gently and use a soft toothbrush. It is possible to do damage to your teeth and actually take enamel off if you brush too hard. Be cautious and be mindful in your actions!

Brush Your Mouth

In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, you should also brush your tongue and your mouth. This helps get rid of any plaque that might be lingering, and can have the added effect of freshening your breath, which is always nice!
Are you interested in learning more about what kind of oral home care you should be undertaking? Call us today at (360) 659-3200! We are happy to answer your questions to ensure you have a great, healthy smile.
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