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Your pearly whites are your life-long partners that are meant to help you through anything, like chewing, talking, smiling, eating, laughing, and much, much more. But there are times, unfortunate times, when people don’t take proper care of their teeth, which often results in decayed, loose, and lost teeth. If you are one who wishes to take great care of your teeth so you can keep a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime, your oral hygiene routine is key. So, we encourage you to include the following steps in your teeth cleaning routine:

Brush, brush, brush: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This is the most important method of teeth cleaning, and it is also the most efficient. This technique will properly clean your smile and care for your gums as you scrub away the bacteria, decay, and infection that are destroying your oral cavity.

Floss away: Floss your teeth at least once a day—it doesn’t matter when. This technique is essential and vital if you wish to have a healthy smile. It will help free food particles that are stuck between your teeth as well as reduce the plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth, which will help minimize the chances of developing gum disease.

Rinse daily: Rinse your mouth at least once a day with beneficial mouthwash. This will not only deeply clean your smile, but it will also leave your mouth feeling fresh and pristine. You can use bacteria-killing, anti-gingivitis, or fluoride mouthwash to do the job. If you dislike the burning sensation alcohol-based rinses give you, feel free to look for a rinse that is made without alcohol.

Visit your dentist regularly: Do your best to attend your dental cleanings every six months. These appointments are extremely important. When you visit us, our dentist or hygienist will deeply clean your smile by removing the plaque that grows and lives on the surfaces of your teeth. This is an extremely beneficial technique that can only be performed at the dental office. If you avoid these cleanings, the plaque will continue to grow on your teeth, which could eventually lead to the development of gum disease.

Call our office today if you would like to know more about the proper care techniques for your smile. We care about you and your oral health, and we are happy to help you achieve your smile goals in any way we can!