How often should you brush and floss your teeth?

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Many people have the perception that brushing only once in the morning is enough for proper dental health. however, the recommended frequency is at least twice daily. Our dentist’s advice to their clients is to follow the brushing of teeth because it is important in removing food particles from the surface of teeth, and to prevent plaque from building up. Another important dental hygiene practice is regular flossing. Flossing can remove food particles and bacteria from in between your teeth where your toothbrush is unable to reach.

WHEN TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH
You should brush after eating to remove particles that remain in your mouth. Our dentists recommend waiting at least half an hour after eating to brush your teeth. This is to prevent you from rubbing sugar into your mouth. You can also brush your teeth before going to bed. This will ensure that there are no acids left to eat into your enamel during the night.

FLOSSING DAILY IS CRUCIAL
Flossing at least once daily is a good dental hygiene practice. Dental floss has the advantage of penetrating between your teeth and disrupting the accumulation of bacteria which could harm your teeth. You can take the time to floss after eating, and before going to bed. Also, during your free time, you can make it a habit to floss and ensure that you do not have particles in between your teeth.

MAINTAIN YOUR DENTAL VISITS
Even with regular brushing of teeth and flossing, you should not skip your dental visits. Dentists can examine you and determine whether you have any underlying dental problems that flossing and brushing cannot solve. It is therefore crucial that you keep up with your regular dental visits.

You can visit us to get an oral examination and to get important advice on how to achieve proper dental health. Call us through our offices to book an appointment and to talk to an expert regarding your dental health.