Even with regular visits to the dentist, it’s essential to maintain effective oral hygiene at home to prevent excess tartar from building on your teeth, leading to the development of gum disease or decay.
Totally Smiles offers simple and effective oral hygiene education during appointments to ensure you feel confident in maintaining your winning smile between visits.
To get you started, we recommend:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes using a soft toothbrush to gently clean the teeth and along the gum lines, focusing on only a couple of teeth at a time.
- Flossing daily using traditional floss, a curved floss pick or a water flosser to clean between the teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach.
- Keeping your breath fresh by cleaning your tongue. Brush your tongue from back to front, to remove food debris that collects after meals.
For more information on good oral hygiene, contact your local Totally Smiles practice.