While our dentist and team do everything possible to help keep your smile healthy, the most important actions are taken by you at home. A good oral hygiene routine is irreplaceable when it comes to keeping your mouth free from gum disease, cavities and other problems. Dr. Bradley Rowe and our team will review your home care routine with you during your appointment and may make recommendations for brushing, flossing and using mouth rinses. To learn more about oral hygiene in Kennewick, Washington, and schedule your appointment at Ideal Dentistry, contact us today at 509-737-8700.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is key to keeping your mouth and smile healthy. Good oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing regularly. Brushing and flossing properly helps to keep your teeth clean so that you can avoid problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and discolorations of the teeth. Below are some basic instructions on how to properly brush and floss.
How To Brush Your Teeth
We recommend that you brush your teeth after every meal or at least twice each day. It is important that you brush before going to sleep at night and that you use an ADA®-approved, soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. We also advise that you switch to a new toothbrush every three months and that you consider using an electric toothbrush.
How To Floss
Flossing is a crucial part of your home care routine. Flossing daily removes food and debris from between the teeth and below the gumline, preventing harmful bacteria from accumulating in those areas and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have questions about brushing and flossing. Our team will be happy to provide you with instructions and recommendations as needed.
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