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Building your best smile begins with optimum oral hygiene. How often do you focus on your oral hygiene? If you don’t set aside a few minutes every day to clean your teeth, your mouth will slowly deteriorate. This is because brushing and flossing are essential for removing debris and harmful acids that plague your mouth. Brushing twice a day as well as flossing once a day has been proven to be highly effective for keeping your smile safe from the dangers that exist from the foods you eat and the drinks you consume.

Your tooth brushing is an essential part of the oral health that must be kept in pristine condition. This is because if your toothbrush begins to wear down, it will not be able to function effectively. Ideally, your toothbrush should be stored in a location that is not closed off. To keep it safe, never allow anyone else to use it and do not cross-contaminate it with other toothbrushes. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or earlier as needed.

When you are ready to enhance your oral health, do so with an interdental cleaner such as dental floss. Even with optimum brushing habits, it will not be enough, so you will need to use dental floss to clean between teeth. There are multiple products to choose from depending on your oral health care needs. Although threaded floss is extremely effective for cleaning between teeth, it may not always be best for you, especially if you have previous tooth restorations in place. As an alternative, a water flosser can be used which is thread free and uses a beam of water to clean between teeth.

Never give up on your smile or your oral health care until you have visited with Morgan Family Dentistry and learned more about cleaning your teeth and gums. To schedule an appointment with our doctors and our team at our dentist office in Richlands, North Carolina, please give us a call. Our number is 910-324-1283.