Here at All Family Dental Care, we know and understand the importance of good preventive care. Part of this includes brushing and flossing your teeth properly.
Good dental preventive care is really important to ensure a healthy mouth with healthy gums and teeth.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes, though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue.
Then you can begin flossing. The American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth at least once daily. Flossing is done to remove plaque that gets stuck in between your teeth. It also gets rid of any plaque that your toothbrush missed or just can’t get to! If you don’t floss, you will have more problems with tartar, cavities, and even gum disease.
Though many people hate doing it, flossing is really necessary. You can use dental floss or even a pick that is specially designed for flossing. Though flossing shouldn’t be painful, it can feel different and awkward, but it is important to keep at it. After a few days or weeks, it will become part of your dental routine.
If you have any questions about brushing your teeth, flossing, or anything else about home care, please contact us today at (425) 337-1000.