To keep your mouth healthy, you have to keep it clean daily. Two of the most common teeth cleaning in Marco Island methods are brushing and flossing. However, for these two to be effective you have to perform them correctly. See, even if you brush and floss every day if the techniques you are using are wrong, plaque will still build up and damage your teeth and gums. If you are not confident with the techniques you are using in cleaning your teeth, read up.
The first step in achieving optimum dental health is learning the proper way to brush your teeth. Not only will it keep your teeth and gums healthy but it will also give you a beautiful smile. To know the proper way to brush your teeth you should ask your dentist to show you.
For effective brushing, we recommend you use a soft-bristled toothbrush (which you’ll need to replace after every 3 months) and fluoride-based toothpaste. Brush at least twice a day for two minutes. Start by brushing the outer surfaces of your teeth and then the inner with your brush angled at 45 degrees toward the gum line. Don’t forget to include your back teeth and tongue!
After learning about the proper brushing technique the next technique you need to master is flossing. Flossing requires discipline and persistence. The American Dental Association recommends you floss once a day. It doesn’t matter if you do it before or after brushing as long as you floss.
To start, take about 18 inches of dental floss. Use clean floss for every tooth. Curve it into a letter-C and slowly and carefully slide it along the sides of each tooth.
Besides brushing and flossing, you also need to see your dentist and have your teeth professionally cleaned just in case you missed a few spots. At Island Paradise Dental, we are committed to giving you the best possible dental care to improve your oral health and enhance your smile.
Our trained staff is always available to guide you towards achieving optimum dental health. Call us today to learn more about our services or get in touch with us by visiting our website.