All You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene

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Oral hygiene is extremely important and vital if you wish to have a strong, beautiful, healthy, and successful smile, but many people become confused and overwhelmed by it. If you could be considered as one of these people, we are happy to help you! Oral hygiene is a lot simpler than you think. There are four things you need to do to properly clean your smile, and that’s it. Those four tasks include:

No. 1: Brush, Brush, Brush
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This is the most important method of teeth cleaning, and it is also the most efficient. This technique will properly clean your smile and care for your gums as you scrub away the bacteria, decay, and infection that is destroying your oral cavity.

No. 2: Floss, Floss, Floss
Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing is a great way to deeply clean your smile, free the food particles that are stuck, clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and reduce the plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth.

No. 3: Rinse, Rinse, Rinse
Rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash of your choice. This mouthwash could be anti-gingivitis, bacteria-killing, or fluoride mouthwash. It can also contain alcohol if you don’t mind the burning sensation it leaves behind. To successfully rinse, simply sip a small amount of the liquid into your mouth, swish it around for 30-40 seconds (or however long the mouthwash label suggests), and spit the liquid into the sink once the time is up.

No. 4: Visit, Visit, Visit Your dentist
Your dental cleanings are the most important steps in properly cleaning your smile. During your appointments, the dentist or hygienist will deeply clean and nourish your smile. They will also remove the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, which will help you prevent gum disease. If the plaque is left untreated, it could eventually lead to loose and lost teeth.

If you would like additional details or if you need help performing the mentioned techniques, please call 203.729.0563 today and talk to a member of our friendly and helpful dental team. We are here to help you—just give us a call!