Dental Augmentations: Brushing and Flossing

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Focusing on your health care includes making sure you have a safe and abrasive-free plan to wash away debris and plaque buildup. Brushing twice a day is extremely effective for cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. However, brushing cannot reach between teeth. For this task, an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will need to be used. Make sure you use a shred-resistant floss for this task, so it will not shred upon use. If you struggle with traditional cleaners, switch to easier to operate tools such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

When you’re brushing your teeth, you’ll need to make sure to always focus on cleaning all sides of a tooth. This includes both the inner and outer sides as well as the chewing surface. In addition to cleaning your teeth, you also want to clean your toothbrush. Make sure it is always free of debris and potential contamination. This includes storing it upright in an area where moisture cannot build. Furthermore, keep it away from other toothbrushes and do not allow anyone else to use it.

Your best possible smile includes flossing care. For optimum interdental cleaning, use a sturdy shred-resistant floss for roughly two minutes each day while flossing between every single tooth in your mouth. By doing this, you can help lower your risk of plaque buildup and debris that can increase the rate at which tooth decay can occur. When using dental floss, make sure to floss slowly and gently as to not cut your teeth and gums.

The pinnacle of oral health includes cleaning your teeth and gums. To book a visit to our dentist office in Roswell, Georgia, please contact DeMercy Dental to set up an appointment with Drs. DeMercy and Kossik by calling us at 770.641.8010. We look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!