When the time comes to enhance your smile, look no further than the tried-and-true techniques of brushing and flossing. Although brushing and flossing have been around forever and have been used for many decades, they still hold true today. Although the tools may have changed since then, the methods and techniques still remain as helpful as ever. This is because a combination of both brushing and flossing can make sure you reach all areas around your mouth and in between your teeth and gums. Daily routines of brushing and flossing can greatly strengthen your smile and provide optimum oral health.
Did you know that your toothbrush can become contaminated if it’s not stored correctly? This includes by laying it on its side or keeping it with other toothbrushes. These habits should be avoided as cross-contamination can occur and cause more bacteria to end up in your mouth. In addition, always take gentle, soft strokes when using your brush and be sure to reach all sides of a tooth, including the chewing surfaces. Each brushing section should typically take between two to three minutes.
Building a better smile includes premier flossing techniques. If you decide to use an interdental cleaner such as dental floss, always use a strand that is roughly 16 to 20 inches in length. It has to be long enough to allow you to use a different section between each tooth as recontamination will occur if you ever use the same section. Furthermore, always use a different strand for each subsequent flossing session. If flossing with thread proves to be too difficult, try to use a water flosser.
Restore your oral health by cleaning your teeth and gums. To set up a visit with our dentist office in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, please contact us at (305) 512-3700. Dr. Victor J. Dongo and our wonderful team will get you back to smiling once more!