Make Your Smile Sparkle
Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene. Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and debris, excellent home care methods are equally valuable. Learning How to Properly Brush & Floss in Cambridge can enhance the health of the mouth, make the smile sparkle, and prevent serious diseases.
Benefits of Proper Dental Hygiene
The teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bed. The perfect toothbrush is small in size with soft, rounded-end bristles, and is no more than three months old. The head of the brush needs to be small enough to access all areas of the mouth, and the bristles should be soft enough so as not to cause undue damage to the gum tissue. The American Dental Association (ADA) has given electric toothbrushes their seal of approval, stating that those with rotating or oscillating heads are more effective than other toothbrushes.
Flossing is a great way to remove plaque from the interdental regions (between the teeth). Flossing is an especially important tool for preventing periodontal disease and limiting the depth of the gum pockets. The interdental regions are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and should be cleansed with dental floss on a daily basis. The flavor and type of floss are unimportant; choose floss that will be easy and pleasant to use.
Flossing The Right Way
If you have questions or concerns about cavity prevention, or How to Properly Brush & Floss Cambridge patients should contact our office.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below. Schedule an appointment for you or your whole family, and look forward to a smile-worthy experience.
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