In this blog post from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we would like to deliver some straightforward tips about oral hygiene.
1.Do… remember you are just cleaning the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has progressed into tartar, no measure of scrubbing at home can remove it.
Don’t… scour your teeth and gums too hard. Use a light touch when you brush!
2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Careful brushing and daily flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.
Don’t… hesitate to see your dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or mouth sores.
3.Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves adequate time to spend a full two minutes carefully cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your mouth.
Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a vital routine.
4.Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits for cleaning and checkup.
Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths. We can help you get back on track.
5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.
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