Good overall oral health begins at home. At Oceanview Dental, we are committed to arming you with all the information and tools necessary to care for your smile when you are not at our office. Your personal home care starts with good oral hygiene habits, eating balanced meals, and paying attention to how your teeth feel. Below are some tips to help you get started on caring for your smile:
- Brushing – Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. When brushing, use small, circular motions at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Don’t forget to brush the outer, inner, and biting surfaces of each tooth. Also brush your tongue.
- Flossing – Flossing daily is the best way to clean between teeth and under the gumline. In fact, these areas are where most plaque and tartar grow. To use dental floss effectively, gently place the floss between teeth using a sawing motion. Curve the floss into a “C” shape around each tooth and under the gums, gently moving up and down.
- Rinsing – Mouth washes are ideal for long-lasting protection against stains and decay. There are many types and kinds of mouth washes and mouth rinses. We encourage you to consult with our amazing dental team for the best products to use.
For more information about oral hygiene home care in Oceanside, California, we encourage you to call or visit our office with all of your questions. Our friendly dentists and dental team are happy to help!