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Improving your smile includes making sure that you always visit your dentist for the necessary treatments when required. If you fail to visit your dentist for routine checkups and exams, you may not be aware of the damage that could be occurring in your mouth. However, even with routine checkups, it is important to establish an effective oral hygiene plan to ensure your smile can continue to function as intended. By brushing properly and using techniques that are safe for your smile, you can wash away debris and plaque that can begin to collect in your mouth and put your teeth at risk for several health ailments.

An effective oral hygiene routine that begins with brushing and flossing on a daily basis. In regard to your brushing techniques, you’ll need to brush at least twice daily on all sides of a tooth, which includes the front side, the back sides and the chewing surfaces of a tooth. Because you are not able to adequately clean between teeth with a toothbrush, reliable interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss will be needed to be used as well.

When cleaning your teeth, always make sure to brush for roughly three minutes a day. Do not forget any teeth and make sure to clean off your tongue as well with either your brush or a tongue scraper. To ensure plaque buildup cannot occur, use soft, gentle strokes and brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle. You may have to change the angle of your brush to vertical to clean your incisors, which are known as the front teeth.

Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with improved toothbrushing techniques. If you wish to visit the dental office of York Dental Group in York, South Carolina, you can book an exam by calling us at 803-684-2366. Dr. Robert Renner and our entire team look forward to providing you with the wonderful smile you need.