A quality oral hygiene routine is typically founded on thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing between each of your teeth, as well as along the gumline. With daily consistency and consistent attendance of your regularly scheduled dental checkups, these measures will reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.
A soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoridated toothpaste can help remove plaque and food particles from your teeth. The fluoride component will also help to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Yet there might still be some places that are hard places it cannot clean. This could include the contours of dental work, the area behind your back molars, and the gumline. At the same time, a toothbrush cannot effectively clean between your teeth like dental floss.
Sometimes using quality water flossing device can help clean these areas and remove some food particles near the contours of the gumline. The American Dental Association offers some approved varieties and brands on their website index of approved products.
It’s also important to remember that a water flosser is not a viable alternative to the physical effects of dental floss.
Once you are done brushing and flossing you might want to also try rinsing your mouth vigorously with some antiseptic mouthwash. This can help remove loosened food particles and further kill any lingering bacteria.
If you live in the Olympia, Washington, area and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 360-943-5551 to schedule an appointment with Dr. A. Agustin Vega and the staff professionals at A. Agustin Vega’s dental offices.