Oral hygiene is an essential step towards a confident smile. Indeed, without your daily attention, cosmetic enhances will not be as effective. This means using the right tools–approved b the American Dental Association–and following the proper steps. Today, our Signature Smiles dental team is more than happy to share some helpful tips to make this process easier:
You will want to brush your teeth every morning and every night. As you clean, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will effectively clean your teeth and take care of your gums without harming them. Using a fluoride toothpaste will strengthen and nourish your chompers. While you brush, be sure to clean for at least two minutes each time. Also, do your best to spend the same amount of time scrubbing each quadrant of your mouth.
While you can floss your teeth anytime, if you are flossing once a day then nighttime is preferable when you are done eating for the day. Flossing removes the plaque that lives between your teeth, which is a harmful particle that can promote cavities and gum disease. As you floss, be gentle cleaning along the gumline. If you are rough around the edges, you could damage your gums.
Make sure to maintain all scheduled visits with Dr. for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. These appointments are vital because the treatments are needed to remove the hardened plaque from your teeth and help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
By brushing, flossing, and maintaining routine checkups your smile will be healthy and confident for years to come. To find out more, or to schedule your next visit, please call 512-308-0270 in Bastrop, Texas, today. We are always happy to help you with your smile care needs!