Most patients have a solid foundation when it comes to the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This basis for a healthy, beautiful smile usually includes the following: Brushing and flossing every day. While these aspects of smile care are certainly essential, it’s important to dig a bit deeper and to broaden your horizons. Dental hygiene requires a comprehensive approach if you want the very best results. The great news is that this is an easy thing to accomplish. With even a few minor adjustments to your usual care habits, you’ll be on track for a super clean, glowing smile in no time:
Schedule Consistent Dental Cleanings
To maintain a healthy smile, one of the essential factors in good care is a dental cleaning. You will need to see us once every six months – only two times a year – so we may remove plaque from your teeth that you cannot address with your own brushing and flossing efforts. Think of dental hygiene as a puzzle with three essential pieces: Preventive in-office dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing. It’s that simple.
Learn About Optimal Brushing
You will need to brush your teeth two times a day, which is probably something you already knew. But are you sure about whether you’re brushing as well as you could be? Achieving and maintaining excellent brushing habits is actually quite easy. You will need a soft-bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. It’s also important that you replace your toothbrush once every three months to keep bacteria from lingering in your toothbrush and, subsequently, in your mouth.
Make sure you floss once a day for effective dental hygiene. Even with exceptional brushing habits, you cannot always reach between your teeth well enough with a toothbrush to remove the food particles and plaque that accumulates every day. Fortunately, floss will allow you to keep these hard-to-reach spaces clean, which will assist in preventing gum disease and tooth decay.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA CLARITA VALLEY DENTISTS:
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call us at our Santa Clarita Valley office at (661) 251-0480. We also service Newhall, Castaic, Canyon Country, Saugus, and nearby areas.