Why Is Home Dental Care and Hygiene Important?
When we work with you as your South Bay dentist, we are really working in partnership with you to obtain healthy teeth and gums. Our job is to help guide you and take care of the “big stuff” related to oral health. Your job is to take care of the day-to-day aspects of dental hygiene, which can make a huge difference in the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Without good daily dental care, you will be much more at risk for problems ranging from cavities to serious gum disease.
What Is the Best Way to Brush My Teeth?
Brushing your teeth the right way can make a huge difference in your oral health. Also, it can be just as damaging to overbrush – brushing too hard – than it can be to underbrush. This is why you want to use a toothbrush with soft bristles, which cleans very well without hurting teeth and gums.
Tilt the brush head at a 45-degree angle and use a small circular motion to move the brush along the teeth. Part of the toothbrush should also gently massage the gums next to the teeth.
Take at least 30 seconds to brush each section of the teeth. After you are done, you can brush the top of the tongue to scrape away food particles or use a tongue scraper. Make sure you don’t forget to floss!