Oral Hygiene: How Should I Take Care of My Smile?

It’s important to take good care of your smile each and every day so you can prevent major dental issues like tooth decay, enamel erosion, and gum disease. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to keep your teeth, gums, and entire mouth in tip-top shape. So, to help you, our Plainsboro Dental Services dental team would like to tell you all about the steps involved in taking good care of your smile.

Step No. 1: Scrub your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. While you brush, make sure you thoroughly clean each tooth and you spend the same amount of time scrubbing each section of your mouth.

Step No. 2: Floss your teeth daily. As you clean the crevices of your smile, use a flossing product of your choice, whether it’s waxed floss, unwaxed floss, dental tape, etc. While flossing, scrape the sides of each tooth and remove the plaque that resides there. Remember to clean along the gumline and be gentle as you do so.

Step No. 3: Visit Dr. Priti Dagli every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. These appointments are vital because the treatments involved completely remove the plaque from your teeth, which can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

If you follow these steps and use our tips, you’ll be on your way toward the strong and healthy smile you deserve. However, that’s only the case if you’re diligent in your oral hygiene routine and you use the proper tools. So, use our recommendations as well as tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. That way you know they are safe and effective while cleaning your teeth and gums.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Plainsboro, New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 609-716-7100. We are thrilled to give you the tips and information you’re looking for!

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