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How Is Your Home Oral Hygiene?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
How Is Your Home Oral Hygiene?You have brushed and flossed for so long that you do not even think about it. Most people are so keen about the timing of car oil changes than the quality of their home oral hygiene that gives them healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, you can get another car when the one you drive wears off, but you cannot get another set of your natural teeth when they are gone. If you care for your chompers properly, they will last until the end. If you neglect them, you risk suffering gum disease, having a tooth extraction, receiving artificial teeth, and other things.

How to Brush Properly

You need to brush twice daily. For many people, that is not a problem. Often, the problem is ensuring quality brushing. You should use soft-bristled toothbrushes. Too stiff bristles can damage the tooth enamel or make the gums recede. Use gentle pressure while brushing. When brushing ensure you position the brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Ensure you make small, circular motions as you gently brush your teeth. Also, make sure the bristles touch and clean the gums. Additionally, use overlapping circles to help cover the entire tooth surface. Make sure you reach the outer, inner, and biting surfaces of your teeth. It is also crucial to brush your tongue because it hosts a lot of bacteria. Don't forget to hit the pockets within the sides of the tongue.

How to Floss Properly

Wrap a flossing thread around the middle fingers, leaving about 2 inches of the thread between the fingers. Gently insert the floss thread in between the teeth using the thumbs and forefingers. Use a sawing motion to clean the area between the teeth. Make sure you hold the thread in a “C” shape to clean the edges and sides of the teeth. To find out how you can properly clean your teeth and gums contact us today.

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