Oral Hygiene

The dentists at Westfield Smiles Dental Health and Wellness Center are happy to help individuals who are interested in the improvement of their oral hygiene, so much that they ensure personalized, professional care for every patient they serve. However, it remains necessary to brush and floss regularly at home in order to maintain oral hygiene. The following information can be used as a reference for improving personal care procedures for healthy teeth.

Reasons to Smile

Brushing teeth should take at least a few minutes. It is essential for the surface of every tooth to be thoroughly cleaned, in addition to the areas around the gum line. The best practices consist of maintaining a circular motion while brushing each individual tooth, and taking the time to clean the tongue, as well as the roof of the mouth. Brushing teeth should be repeated at least twice a day, and it is best to complete this task after a meal.

Don't Forget to Floss

Flossing allows for the removal of plaque and food particles that have gotten stuck between teeth. Because a toothbrush cannot reach those tight areas, it is imperative to floss on a regular basis. The recommended best practice is to floss at least once a day.

These oral hygiene procedures are helpful in prevention of bad breath, broken teeth, and even tooth aches, as well as cavities, tooth decay, yellowing of teeth, and more. For a healthy mouth that is worth smiling about, dentists advise proper practices to be followed by patients of all ages, and it is best to start young—the sooner the better—to establish a healthy, habitual brushing and flossing regimen.

Smart daily habits are essential to maintaining oral hygiene. If interested in speaking with the staff about oral health, call or schedule an appointment with Westfield Smiles Dental Health and Wellness Center today!