It has never been more critical for our patients to take charge of their oral health, and as your dental team, we're here to partner with you on your dental journey!
Today, we're focusing on the steps you can take at home to protect your dental health and, ultimately, your overall health and well-being. We'll share some tips for successful oral care and some products that our dentists love that are designed to make home care easy, efficient, and effective for you. Let's get started!
Dental Home Care Suggestions
Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once is the best way to protect your smile, but are you using the proper techniques? You might consider switching to an electric toothbrush to take the guesswork out of brushing your teeth and make it the most effective process possible.
However, if you're still using a manual toothbrush, be sure that it's soft-bristled and that you're moving it carefully and gently along your gumline to remove the most plaque possible. Brushing should be for at least two minutes, so strive to spend 30 seconds per quadrant of your mouth.
You can use flossers for effective flossing or do it the old-fashioned way with a string of floss. Use about 18 inches and move between each tooth in a c-shaped motion. Don't forget to use a clean piece of floss for each tooth.
Product Recommendations From Your Urbandale Dentists
Preventive dentistry in Johnston is the cornerstone of our dental practice. Our patients consistently visit us every six months for preventive teeth cleanings and checkups, which protects their oral and dental health. In addition, taking charge of their dental health at home helps our patients maintain their health and well-being. Here are some products our dentists recommend to help you make the most of your home care routine:
- Oral-B Electric Toothbrush
- Waterpik Water Flossers
- Sensodyne Toothpaste
- Listerine Antiseptic Mouth Rinse
- GUM Go-Between Proxabrushes