2 Hygiene Steps You’re Forgetting

womanwonderingheadbandDo you feel that over the years you have practically mastered the art of brushing your teeth? Brushing twice daily and doing a spectacular job have become tasks that you no longer need to improve but that are second nature. If so, we applaud your dedication and hard work. However, if you’ve put all of your time and effort into brushing – and brushing alone – your dental hygiene may be lacking a couple very important steps. Allow us to refresh your memory, so you do your best on a daily basis (and reap the benefits).

Step 1: Flossing

Perhaps the fact that you need to be flossing your teeth every day (just one time a day) has completely slipped your mind. Or, maybe your lack of interest is what’s driving you away from this essential dental hygiene step. Whatever the case, we would like you to remember that avoiding tooth decay, gingivitis, and additional complications is best accomplished by brushing and flossing. Remember that you may pick from a variety of dental floss options or try your hand at a water flosser – do a bit of experimentation until you find what you like.

Step 2: Cleaning Your Tongue

This is something that you may truly not realize you need to do. However, if you are interested in optimizing your dental hygiene on a daily basis, cleaning your tongue happens to be very important. In addition to holding onto your teeth for dear life, plaque particles like to hold on to your tongue, too. Whether you gently scrape them away with a tongue cleaner or brush your tongue with your toothbrush and toothpaste is up to you, so long as you clean it daily.

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At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our Los Angeles, CA office today at (323) 255-8774. We proudly serve residents of Los Angeles, CA, as well as San Fernando, Pacoima, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.