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Your smile is extremely important, especially because it helps you laugh, talk, and eat. This is why it’s vital to take good care of your smile as much as possible. In order to do so, you need to keep up on oral hygiene. To help you clean and care for your teeth and gums, our Henry K. Danziger DDS dental team is happy to tell you all about the steps that should be included in your oral hygiene routine.

Step No. 1: Brush your teeth every morning and every night. As you scrub, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will scour your teeth and take care of your gums. The fluoride toothpaste will strengthen and nourish your chompers. While you brush, scrub for at least two minutes each time. Also, do your best to spend the same amount of time scrubbing each quadrant of your mouth.

Step No. 2: Floss between your teeth with your favorite flossing product—it doesn’t matter which type of floss you use. While flossing, make sure you gently scrape the sides of each tooth and along the gumline. Flossing is effective at removing the plaque and food particles that are stuck in your smile. For the healthiest smile possible, make sure to floss daily.

Step No. 3: Visit Dr. Henry Danziger every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. These appointments are vital because the treatments involved completely remove the plaque from your teeth, which can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist can help you achieve the strong and healthy smile you deserve. If you have any questions about oral hygiene in Naugatuck, Connecticut, like how to brush and floss, or if you need to schedule your next six-month check-up, please call 203.729.0563 today. Our dental team will be happy to help you.