Use other dental aids as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist: Interdental soft toothbrushes, tongue cleaners, fluoride, medicated rinses, etc., can all play a role in good dental home care.

Preventative Oral Health

Your oral health and the quality of your smile have a large impact on your wellbeing. A bright, welcoming smile can greatly increase your self-confidence, and make a positive impression on others. The health of your teeth and gums also affects other aspects of your physical health. Researchers continually link good oral health to a lower risk of heart attack, […]

Brush twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste, ideally after each meal. Electric toothbrushes are also recommended. They are easy to use and can remove plaque efficiently.
Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gumline. Flossing the traditional way with dental floss, or using a dental jet flosser/WaterPik, will not only help clean spaces between your teeth, but also disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone.

Brushing and flossing remove food particles and helps prevent the build-up of bacteria on and around your teeth. This bacterial will otherwise accumulate, and harden into a thick plaque, eventually causing tooth decay and bone loss below the gum.

Rinse your mouth with water after every meal if you are unable to brush. Drinking water throughout the day will also be beneficial for your whole body.