Oral Hygiene

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.

 

 

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