Creating a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
February 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

How your dentist in New Hope, PA can help you have a healthy smile.

A healthy smile begins with you, which is why you need to create and practice a good oral hygiene routine. Your dentist can help you discover how good oral care translates to a healthy smile.

Dr. Dawn Rickert at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA offers a wide range of dental care services, including preventive care, to give you the healthy smile you deserve.

So, what exactly is a good oral care routine? It’s regular oral care habits that remove plaque thoroughly and frequently. Removing plaque is important because plaque contains millions of microscopic bacteria that produce toxins. These toxins can destroy your healthy smile.

Your great oral care routine doesn’t have to take a chunk out of your day. In fact, it should only take a few minutes. You need to:

Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after meals and before you go to bed. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean all the tooth surfaces and along the gumline.

Floss at least once each day because brushing can’t clean in between your teeth, and floss can. Make sure you wrap the floss around the widest part of each tooth as you go down in between the teeth. This helps to keep the floss firmly against the tooth surface so it cleans more thoroughly.

Don’t forget to visit your dentist for a professional dental examination, including x-rays, at least once each year. Your dentist can diagnose and treat dental issues while they are still small.

Your dental hygienist also needs to clean your teeth at least every six months, or every three to four months if you have gum or periodontal disease.

Your dentist is your partner in helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. To find out more about great at-home oral care and other dental concerns, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Dawn M. Rickert of New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA at (215) 862-2525. Call today.