Tips For Better Brushing And Flossing

Tips For Better Brushing And Flossing

dallas brushing and flossingWe want to see you and your family for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can keep your smile healthy and strong. But we also need you to take steps to care for your smile in between these visits. Our Dallas, TX holistic dental office wants to make sure you know how to properly brush and floss your teeth!

Brushing Your Teeth

Regardless of age, you should brush your teeth in the morning and then again at night before going to bed. Doing so helps remove stray food and drink particles, preventing them from creating plaque and tartar that weaken outer enamel and inflame the gum tissues. Each session should last about two minutes, and we recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles to prevent inadvertent damage to the gums. Be sure you clean along the gum line to help prevent inflammation too. You can use an electric or manual toothbrush, as long as you take time to clean your smile thoroughly.

Flossing Thoroughly

You also need to floss! Kids and adults alike benefit from this, as flossing removes the stray bits of food and drink that a toothbrush alone cannot reach. This is an essential for preventing gingivitis and gum disease too. You should floss every evening before you brush the second time, and run the tape up and down each side of the tooth, dipping beneath the gum line to extract trapped particles. You can use tape, string, or a pick, as long as you take time to clean between your teeth. Young kids may need assistance with this due to limited dexterity.

Professional Cleanings  

Brushing and flossing your teeth helps protect your smile from issues like plaque and tartar buildup, and limits the risk of cavities and periodontal concerns too. To remove harmful buildup, you need to see our team for a cleaning every six months, three to four if you have periodontal disease that requires management. The cleaning enables us to remove all plaque and tartar from your smile to protect it from poor oral health, and also to offer a brighter appearance too. If you haven’t had a cleaning lately, consider one now to start summer on the road to a brighter and healthier smile.

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat oral health issues, or about how to maintain good oral hygiene from home, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy better oral health with a holistic and gentle approach!

Schedule Your Dental Checkup in Far North Dallas With Kozlow & Rowell!

We want to make sure you’re taking steps to care for your smile each day. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at your local Dallas, TX cosmetic dentists at (972) 458-2464.