Flossing can help to keep the sides of teeth clean and healthy, giving you the best smile you can have.
While it is beneficial to visit a dental office for checkups for at least once every six months, there are essential dental procedures to complete at home. It's not enough to just brush your teeth. Along with flossing and using mouthwash, there are even dietary changes that can help boost your oral health.
When it comes to brushing your teeth, it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. However, the amount of time you spend brushing your teeth is just as significant. By brushing for two minutes each time, you can reach every surface of your teeth.
By at least flossing once per day before brushing your teeth, you can remove any bits of food stuck between them. These crevices are too thin for toothbrush bristles to reach. During an appointment, we can go over the proper flossing technique.
If possible, try to brush your teeth or floss after eating lunch. No matter what, drinking water can at least help to remove any larger bits of food. After flossing and brushing your teeth, consider using mouthwash to help eliminate germs from your mouth.
We can help recommend the most effective type of mouthwash for your oral health, depending on your age and other needs. Our goal with each checkup is to ensure your teeth are healthy and prevent any issues from getting worse.
With early treatment, we can prevent most dental issues from being a severe issue. Let us help you keep your teeth healthy by scheduling an appointment today.
Metro Smiles Dental
At Metro Smiles Dental in Forest Hills, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional staff aims to create a calm atmosphere for you during the appointment and treatment process. We will identify any dental issues you are struggling with and work with you to find the solution that works best for you.
Our staff seeks to create a comforting environment at the office to ease patients into the procedure. We can help prevent damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of quality oral health. At Metro Smiles Dental, your dental health is our prime concern.