Do You Have Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
Having good oral hygiene habits will help you keep your teeth healthy and clean. But how can you tell if your oral care routine is enough to keep your smile in tip-top shape? Take a look at some tips and tricks to avoid tooth decay and gum disease with Dr. Carl Murano at H.F.L Dental in Mendon and Honeoye Falls, NY.
A strong at-home oral care routine begins with choosing the best toothbrush for you. Choose a brush that has a long enough handle to grip firmly. Additionally, choose a soft or medium bristled brush since hard bristles can damage your gums and other oral tissues. Whether you choose an electric brush or a manual one, the way you brush is the most important step of your routine. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes twice daily. Brush all sides of your teeth and oral tissues, including the back of your last molars and tongue.
Covering Your Dental Bases
Brushing is not the only weapon in your oral care arsenal. Flossing, though overlooked by many, is just as important as brushing. Floss between each tooth at least once a day, remembering to floss the back side of your last molar as well. Flossing removes bacteria, plaque and food particles which your toothbrush’s bristles cannot reach. Removing these elements from your mouth helps cut down on your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease and should be a crucial part of your oral care routine.
Regular Examinations and Cleanings in Mendon and Honeoye Falls, NY
The last piece to your oral care puzzle is regular dental examinations and cleanings at H.F.L Dental. Undergoing these quick and easy appointments twice a year helps keep your teeth completely free of plaque and tartar and allow Dr. Murano to catch and treat dental issues, like cavities, before they become a painful problem. Earlier treatments also mean more conservative treatments, saving you time, effort and money. Coupled with your brushing and flossing routine between visits, regular dental visits help your mouth remain healthy for years to come.
For more information on the right way to care for your smile in the Mendon and Honeoye, NY, area, please contact Dr. Murano at H.F.L Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY. Call (585) 624-1917 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Murano today!