Your daily oral hygiene routine is absolutely critical for maintaining good, long-term oral health. This incorporates several important factors that Dr. Brent Huckabay encourages you to keep in mind.
It’s important to make sure you are only using high-quality oral hygiene products. You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo that is printed on oral hygiene products signifies that the product has been tested and researched by the ADA for effectiveness in a daily oral hygiene routine.
The American Dental Association recommends that your daily oral hygiene be founded on brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day. When brushing your teeth each day, the ADA recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste. It’s important to brush each tooth at a time using a circular motion to clear as much plaque and residual food particles as possible.
When you are done brushing, you should floss between your teeth and along the gumline. Flossing is the most effective way to remove plaque and trapped food particles before they harden into tartar. Waxed dental floss can help you easily work the floss into hard-to-reach places. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.
Your regular dental checkup and cleaning with Dr. Brent Huckabay will remove hardened tartar, and it will allow your dentist to monitor your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine in Midland, Texas, or if you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call our office at 432-684-6672 to schedule an appointment.