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Your oral health care should always focus on a combination of multiple factors. This can include numerous oral hygiene routines that you can implement on a daily basis. The more tools you use to keep your teeth and gums safe, the better off your smile will be. Always make sure that you’re not only cleaning all sides of teeth but also in between them. To accomplish this, you will need to brush and floss daily. Ideally, you should be brushing twice every single day and flossing in between teeth once a day as well. Only with the combination of these two therapies can you hope to effectively clean your mouth out and reach all areas within.

Optimal toothbrush care includes making sure your brush always remains clean. In order to keep your brush clean, store it in a safe location that is upright and free of contact with other brushes. Furthermore, never let anyone else use your toothbrush. Remember to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or earlier if it begins to wear and fray. When using your toothbrush, focus on brushing for two to three minutes each session and gently brush all areas of each tooth at a 45-degree angle. For your front teeth, turn your brush upright.

Re-contamination is often a large risk for flossing. This occurs when you move plaque between one tooth into another area. This occurs if you use a threaded boss that is not long enough to safely use a different section of the thread for each tooth. Similarly, make sure you throw out your thread after every use and use a new one for each subsequent session. To help assist with moving up and down a single strand of thread, loosely wrap an end of the flosser around one finger on each hand.

Optimum oral health care success comes courtesy of cleaning your teeth and gums. You are welcome to call Forever Teeth to reach our offices in Decatur and Azle, Texas, at 940-626-4441. Drs. Dang and Whitt and their teams will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.