A proper oral hygiene routine is important to ensure good oral health. Our dental hygienist in Niagara Falls at Lundy’s Lane Dental Office can help you prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Maintaining your oral health contributes to your overall health. Simple, everyday activities like brushing and flossing, when not done properly, can contribute to a number of dental issues. Listed below are some of the ways you can protect your teeth.
Proper toothbrushing involves three things:
A soft toothbrush
Tooth paste with fluoride
Correct angle of brushing in a circular pattern
You should be brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with the help of a soft toothbrush. Using a toothpaste containing fluoride can help you remove the plaque formed on your teeth and prevent periodontal diseases. It can also help you build a resistance against cavities.
As the bristles of a brush can’t reach between the teeth, flossing is crucial to remove all the remaining plaque. It is essential to floss at least once a day.
In order to maintain good oral hygiene, clean breath and a healthy smile, Dr. Rashid recommends:
Rinsing with a fluoridated mouthwash
Watching what you eat – avoiding sugary snacks
Chewing sugar-free gum after meals if you’re unable to brush
Visiting Lundy’s Lane Dental Office twice a year for professional cleaning
Contact us today for more details on our dental cleaning services.