When it comes to your smile and overall oral health, you probably want it to be as healthy as possible, right? At Professional Dental we completely understand and feel the exact same way! We believe that patient education is an essential part of providing our patients with the best professional dental care possible and strive to educate each of our patients to the best of our ability. Wondering how to improve your oral hygiene and practice the best at-home dental care possible?
When it comes to selecting dental care products, you should always select products marked with the ADA seal. For a toothbrush, we recommend always selecting soft bristles, while it may seem like hard bristles will remove more, they can actually cause enamel and tooth damage. Your toothbrush should always fit in the mouth properly as well, allowing you to reach all of your teeth, even those in the very back.
When it comes to selecting floss, waxed floss can be easier to use and result in less damage, irritation and bleeding. Floss picks can be an excellent option for anyone who has a hard time properly flossing. For this with braces or other dental work, a water flosser may also be a good investment. It can make cleaning the smile and any appliance much easier.
When it comes to practicing routine dental care, you should make sure you are brushing your teeth a minimum of twice a day, flossing your teeth at least once a day and also scraping your tongue. By properly removing the debris, bacteria and plaque in your mouth, you can greatly reduce your risk of tooth decay, cavities, infections and even disease.
Along with practicing proper at-home dental care, routine, professional dental care is also essential. We recommend professional dental care in Irving at least twice a year. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Professional Dental for your family, we are always welcoming new patients at our practice and would be happy to treat you.