A 1-2-3 Walk Through Dental Hygiene

steps123markerAre you worrying that your dental hygiene sessions are not long enough? Maybe you don’t know if you’re doing everything correctly or if there’s some hidden factor that you have overlooked. Fortunately, keeping your oral health safe with proper daily care is quite easy. To help you feel confident that there’s no mystery to this experience – just a straightforward, effective process – we would like to provide you with a quick refresher. Let’s take a stroll through three simple steps, so you feel certain you’re on the right track.

Step 1: Brush

You’re going to need to begin by brushing your teeth. Remember to do this two times a day (in the morning and again at night). Worried you’re not doing this very well? It’s simple: Make sure your brush has soft bristles and your toothpaste is nonabrasive. Then, brush your teeth for a duration of two minutes both times you brush. Use light pressure and make your way through your mouth, brushing every single surface (including sweeping food and plaque away from your gumline).

Step 2: Clean Your Brush

Now that you’re done brushing your smile, it’s important that you take this dental hygiene step to heart: Rinse your toothbrush under the faucet. You may get your fingers involved if you would like to make sure you clean the paste and debris out of the toothbrush head. Then, allow the brush to air dry by storing it in a dry, open-air environment.

Step 3: Floss

Now the final step of your dental hygiene session – you may do this twice a day but only once is necessary. Incorporate this into your morning or evening routine. You want to make sure you’re using a long strand (around 2 feet is a good length), so you can floss between all teeth as you move on to fresh floss segments.


At A New 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 San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.