A truly effective oral hygiene routine has several critical factors to consider. Your oral health is greatly improved by using quality products for brushing, and flossing your teeth as well as your regular dental checkups.

You should only buy oral hygiene products that have earned American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, for safety and effectiveness.

The ADA recommends that you brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste teeth twice each day. This will help to remove plaque and food particles from the surface of your teeth and polish surface stains. A brand with added fluoride is also helpful for strengthening tooth enamel.

Immediately after brushing, you should floss between your teeth and along the gum line to remove plaque and trapped food particles. If you’ve a hard time working floss between your teeth in the past, you might want to a wax coated dental floss. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.

After flossing you can rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Just keep in mind that antiseptic mouthwash cannot replace the effectiveness of floss.

Your regular dental checkup is important for removing dangerous tartar and detecting early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine, please call us at [phone] to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

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