It's never a bad idea to revisit proper flossing techniques
You're tired of getting cavities and having them filled. You want your smile to stay bright, healthy, and beautiful - in the long term. While a proper diet is incredibly important to your oral health, it's just one side of the equation. Excellent oral hygiene will help you stay disease-free and looking amazing.
But exactly which hygiene methods should you be embracing? With all the products and recommendations floating across the Internet, it's sometimes tough to make a decision. And there's a reason we put quotes around the "perfect" in this post title - because "perfect" doesn't really exist. What's best for you is unique to your own teeth, but there are a few ways for you to find the right practices.
One of the most important is checking in with your dentist regularly. By scheduling dental exams every 6 months, you give yourself a chance to discuss your health with professionals, and learn more about what's working and what isn't. Set up your next exam today!
Bolstering Your Toothbrushing
Brushing your teeth removes bacteria and plaque, freshens your breath, and helps ensure a lifelong smile. But it does demand that you take a few moments out of your day to spend on your teeth. Make sure your brushing time is as beneficial and effective as possible, with these tips:
Making Flossing Less of a Chore
Plenty of patients neglect their flossing. After all, how important can it be, right? The answer is actually: super important. Flossing removes plaque from areas of your teeth that a toothbrush can't hope to reach.
How do you get yourself into the flossing habit? These considerations will help out:
Mouthwash: Yay or Nay?
Not every patient benefits from mouthwash. If your teeth are sensitive, you're prone to gingivitis, or you like the freshness that a rinse brings, then it's a good decision. Check in with Dr. Kim to get a recommendation on which type of mouthwash would be best for you.
Have questions about revamping your oral hygiene game? Just get in touch