You want to have a beautiful smile that lasts your entire life, and when you take proper care of your teeth and gums, it is a goal that is achievable. While you certainly want to have quality dentists that you can visit for checkups and procedures you might need, you also need to think about some of the at-home general dentistry tips that can help you keep that great smile. Fortunately, it is easier than many think it is. You just need to be willing to put in a bit of time and effort.
First, you need to make sure you are brushing your teeth properly. You should use a quality brush approved by the American Dental Association, along with a good toothpaste. It is essential that you are brushing at least two times per day, and one of those times needs to be right before you go to bed. Make sure that you do not have anything to eat or drink besides water after brushing at night. Take your time to brush each of your teeth, and then remember to brush your tongue, as well, to help remove bacteria.
In addition to proper brushing, you need to commit to flossing at least one time per day, as well. It will clean out the spaces between your teeth to make sure nothing is caught there that can cause decay or bad breath. It also fights the plaque colonies that can damage teeth and gums. Regular floss, or floss holders, are all you need.
Rinse out your mouth after you brush and floss, and after a meal if you are not able to brush. This will help to remove bacteria.
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Talk with our dentists at KC Smile about other at-home general dentistry tips and tools you can use to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy in between cleanings. We are ready to help. You can visit the contact page or call 913-491-6874.