Daily Teeth and Gum Hygiene Habits Matter
For sensitive teeth, try toothpaste with potassium nitrate. Tend to get cavities? Prescription strength fluoride pastes will help. A soft-bristle brush head cleans without damaging teeth and gums. I personally use and recommend CariFree products and Sonicare toothbrushes for the best results.
It's about time
Brush two minutes twice a day.
Have a game plan
A random approach leaves areas neglected. Pick a starting point like the upper right back tooth and slowly work your way around from tooth to tooth spending about 3 seconds on each surface of every tooth as you go.
Technique is Important
Direct bristles toward gum line at an angle and use circular motion with a light touch rotating your brush to fit into the spaces between teeth.
Clean your tongue
Bacteria and food particles hide on the tongue surface. Tongue scrapers remove them and improve breath. I personally use and recommend the BreathRx Tongue scraper.
Oh my floss
Failure to clean between teeth leaves harmful bacteria and food particles behind, leading to a higher incidence of tooth loss. Your dental hygienist can help you perfect your technique making this critical daily task easier for you.
Let's talk about it
We want to know what is working and what isn't. Ask for additional guidance and achieve your oral health goals. Call for an appointment today!
Gifford Family Dentistry
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite E
Portland, OR 97239