There are several factors that go into an effective oral hygiene. An inadequate oral hygiene routine greatly increases your chances of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
When shopping for oral hygiene products, you should only consider those that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
When brushing your teeth each day, the ADA recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste. A toothpaste with fluoride will also help fortify the strength of your tooth enamel.
After you’ve brushed your smile, you should floss between your teeth and along the gumline. Flossing is the most effective way to remove plaque and trapped food particles. This will prevent them from hardening into tartar. If you’ve a hard time working floss between your teeth in the past, you might want to try using a wax-coated dental floss. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.
Many people like to rinse their mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen their breath.
Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s regular dental checkup and cleaning will clean hardened tartar from your teeth and will allow him to detect early signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer.
If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine in Colorado Springs, Colorado, you can call Pollary Family Dentistry at 719-591-0750 for a consultation with your dentist.