Your teeth perform crucial tasks that you may take for granted. It’s only when you experience pain or lose a tooth that you start taking your oral hygiene routine seriously. But do you have to learn the hard way? You don’t have to wait for your oral health to spiral out of control. Instead, be proactive by following the below oral hygiene tips from Smile Studios.
Brush twice a day
Since childhood, you must have been told to brush your teeth every day to maintain good oral health. Nothing has changed, even when you are an adult. You should brush your teeth at least two times a day for two minutes each time to keep harmful bacteria at bay.
It is also important to pick the right toothbrush for the job. The bristles shouldn’t be too hard as they may wear down your teeth. Additionally, the toothbrush head shouldn’t be too big as it would make it difficult to brush the teeth at the back of your mouth. Finally, remember to change your toothbrush every three months.
Floss every day
There is a reason why dentists swear by flossing even when patients aren’t too keen about it. Flossing eliminates plaque and tartar between the teeth and along the gum line — areas inaccessible with your typical toothbrush.
Tobacco use stains your teeth and inhibits the production of saliva. Saliva helps in maintaining a healthy mouth — when the flow is reduced, it can result in a number of oral health problems, such as cavities and infections. Smoking also encourages plaque buildup, inviting all manner of oral diseases.
Maintaining at-home oral care is great, but it’s not enough. Dr. Tina Subherwal advises patients to schedule a dental appointment every six months. During your appointment, we carry out dental exams to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. We also professionally clean your teeth to remove any plaque buildup.
All in all, good oral hygiene is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In doing so, you reap the following benefits:
Better oral health
Saves you costly dental treatments
Want to learn more about good oral hygiene? Reach out to Smile Studios in Redmond, WA today at (425) 584-3242. We look forward to assisting you with all your oral care needs.
Dr. Tina Subherwal is a dentist with over 17 years of experience and extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry techniques.
She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City after being selected for its competitive accelerated dental degree program. Later, she followed the University of Southern California’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program which equipped her with advanced knowledge and experience in family and implant dentistry, as well as cosmetic services such as Invisalign and veneers.
Dr. Subherwal opened Smile Studios in Redmond, WA and has since been providing high-quality dentistry and compassionate care to the communities in the area. She has utilized the latest technologies at her office to help her patients achieve their best smiles.