There’s a reason that dentists recommend a regular check-up and clean every six months. In dentistry, we truly believe that preventative care is far better than needing restorative treatments. Visiting the dentist regularly helps prevent any dental issues in the future that can cause serious damage and end up costing a lot of money.
We want to make sure that you’re keeping your teeth strong, healthy and clean, even in between those regular check-ups. Here are some of our expert oral hygiene tips.
1. Floss before you brush
Most people floss after they brush their teeth, but here’s a tip – floss before you brush. This is will remove excess food particles and make it easier for your toothbrush to reach gaps and corners in your teeth to remove plaque.
2. Brush behind your teeth
Remember to brush all sections of your teeth, not just those that you see when you smile. This includes the back of your teeth, where plaque can build up (especially if you have a wire behind your teeth). Brushing up and down will help you reach these teeth properly.
3. Spit, don’t rinse
Another effective brushing tip is to spit, not rinse. After brushing, spit out your excess toothpaste before rinsing your mouth with water. Don’t rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste.
Fluoride is important for strengthening tooth enamel and preventing cavities.
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