Good Oral hygiene is essential to prevent dental decay and gum disease.
A. Proper Brushing Techniques
- Always use a soft bristled toothbrush
- Use anti-cavity Fluoride toothpaste
- Hold toothbrush at a 45-degree angle at the gum line, brushing in a circular motion.
- Brush teeth for a minimum of two minutes at least twice a day.
- Brush gums and tongue along with your teeth
- Don’t brush too hard because this can cause gingival (gum) recession.
B. Proper Flossing Techniques
- Get about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving and inch or two of floss to work with.
- Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up and down between your teeth.
- Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line. Avoid snapping the floss on the gums.
- Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.