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Catonsville, MD 21228
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By Angel Dental Care
September 15, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Flossing  

Flossing Brushing twice daily is routine for many people, but there are factors that are important to dental health other than brushing. Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD wants you to have the healthiest daily habits possible to ensure that your oral health is the best that it can be.

What is the proper dental hygiene routine? 

There are several steps to keeping your smile in tip-top shape:

  • Brushing: To properly brush, all surfaces of the teeth and gums should be brushed with a soft-bristled brush for two full minutes. Extra care should be taken to clean hard to reach places like the back teeth. The brush should be replaced once it starts to wear down, usually about every three months.
  • Flossing: Flossing is an absolutely essential part in the upkeep of your smile. Flossing between each tooth twice a day knocks away the plaque and food particles that toothbrush bristles simply cannot reach.
  • Rinsing: Using a non-alcohol based mouthwash after brushing and flossing can be helpful, but should never be used in place of brushing and flossing.
  • Checkups: Regular dental checkups and cleanings are the best way to catch problems with the teeth and oral tissues early on. Committing to dental appointments every six months helps to ensure that you and your smile stay healthy and happy for a lifetime.

How often should I be flossing? 

A healthy oral hygiene routine includes thoroughly flossing between each tooth at least once a day, every day. While it does not matter whether you brush before or after you floss, it is important that flossing takes place between every tooth, especially if there are dental appliances attached to them. Special flossers have been created that can thread under dental apparatuses like permanent retainers or bridges to make effectively cleaning the teeth that surround them easier.

Dr. M. S. Warshanna, DMD and the staff at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD use the most modern technology to provide knowledgable and personal experience for every patient. Call (410) 747-0077 to schedule an appointment today!