A consistent oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, as well as thoroughly flossing between your teeth and gumline once per day. This is designed to remove plaque deposits and food particles from your mouth before they can promote tooth decay and periodontal health problems.
When brushing your teeth you should work on cleaning one tooth at a time while working the toothbrush in a small circular motion. Applying a small amount of fluoride toothpaste with mild abrasives will also make the brush more efficient at cleaning your teeth while also helping to maintain strong tooth enamel.
If you have braces or you are struggling to clean bacterial deposits from a certain area, you might want to try using an interdental brush. It is essentially a miniature toothbrush with an angled brush head. This can allow you to comfortably clean hard to reach places on your teeth, braces or dental work.
After you have finished brushing and flossing you might want to also try a vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash. This can help remove loosened food particles while helping to kill oral bacteria.
If you live in the Boca Raton, Florida, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 561-440-4633 to set up an appointment at Beach Tree Dental Care.