You work hard every day to care for your smile and maintain oral health. Our O’Fallon dentists are here to help you get the most out of your daily routine. That’s why we have put together this article on oral hygiene types and tricks. Let’s get started!
Choose The Right Brush
The cornerstone of any daily oral hygiene routine is brushing in the morning and night. But, using the right brush is critical for success. Talk to your dentist about what kind of bristle strength is appropriate for your smile—for most of us it’s a soft-bristled brush.
When choosing floss, make sure that you pick a width/thickness, that fits between all of your teeth. Remember, when you floss you need to move the floss thread up and down the entire lengths of your teeth. Wiggle the floss back and forth clear away even more plaque and dental debris.
Refresh Throughout The Day
Plaque and bacteria are constantly building up in your mouth, so you want to be just a vigilant fighting these oral health threats. Take the time to rinse your mouth with water or a specialized rinse during the day. And make sure to remove any food particles that are stuck in your smile—flossing, rather than using a sharp toothpick.
Time It Correctly
There are certain times during which your teeth are more vulnerable and sensitive than others. This is why you don’t want to brush your teeth right after consuming something acidic or carbonated. Wait at least 20 to 30 minutes to brush your smile; this gives your enamel plenty of time to re-mineralize after acid exposure.
No one knows your smile better or more completely than you do! You have the ability to super-charge your dental routine to maximize your results. Give our O’Fallon dentists a call if you need more information or support—we’re here for you!