A bright and winning smile is a product of proper dental care habits. Sadly, many people are guilty of using improper techniques that do not fully promote optimum oral health. Yet it is never too late to begin caring for your teeth properly. Listed below are the necessary steps and techniques to help protect that dazzling smile.
Flossing is an important component of proper oral health as the toothbrush cannot reach the spaces under the gumline between your teeth. Use around 18 inches of floss. You should wind the majority of the floss around the middle finger on one hand, with the rest around the middle finger of the other hand. Use your thumbs and forefingers to grip the floss.
Brushing and flossing are the two most necessary methods for maintaining your oral health, but there are additional things that you can do. Using a mouth rinse (antimicrobial or one containing fluoride) on a daily basis is one positive means to keep your mouth healthy and happy. If you find food trapped in your teeth that cannot be removed by brushing or flossing, you might try an oral irrigator. This is a device that shoots a stream of water at your teeth. Additionally, toothpicks can be used to debride food particles lodged between the teeth. Used correctly they provide stimulation to the gum tissue promoting tissue health.
You should schedule regular checkups with your dentist, at least two times per year. We here at Spring Mountain Dental constantly emphasize the importance of prevention. We will thoroughly look for any issues before they can become major problems. Contact your dentist immediately if you notice any of the following issues:
Early detection of any oral health care problems can help ensure a satisfying outcome to any problems that arise. If you are suffering from any of the issues above, you can call Spring Mountain Dental at (702) 368-3854 to make an appointment.