We want to share the importance of preventative dental care with you. Part of this includes brushing and flossing your teeth properly and in a timely manner. Good preventative dental care will promote a healthier mouth as well as impact the rest of your health.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that adhere to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes or longer. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the tongue and cheek sides. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.
It is recommended by the American Dental Association that you should floss your teeth at least once daily. Flossing is done to remove plaque and food particles that adhere in between your teeth and cannot be reached by your toothbrush. If you don’t floss, you will have a greater chance of having problems with tartar, cavities, and gum disease.
Though many people find flossing to be cumbersome, flossing is valuable. You can use dental floss or even a dental rubber tip that is specially designed to reach in between your gums and teeth. Although flossing may be awkward at first, practice will make it easier. After a few days or weeks, it will become part of your dental routine and your gums will heal and be less sensitive to flossing.
If you have any questions about brushing your teeth, flossing, or anything else about home care, please contact us today at (916) 485-3431.