The dentists at Best Care Family Dental in Queens believe that personal home care plays an important role in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile. The Elmhurst general dentists
suggest that personal home care begins by committing to oral hygiene techniques to control plaque and bacteria. Proper oral hygiene should include tooth brushing, flossing, and rinsing. The general dentists at Best Care Family Dental in Queens suggest that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, especially right before going to bed. Don't forget to also brush your gums and your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath. One of the best ways to improve your at-home brushing and teeth cleaning is to use an electric toothbrush. These devices are easy to use and can efficiently remove plaque from your mouth. Many electric toothbrushes also come with a built in timer so you know how long you should brush your teeth for.
Many of our Elmhurst dentists say this to our patients, but few believe it...flossing is just as important as brushing. Daily flossing in the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gumline. Flossing not only helps clean the spaces between teeth, but it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, which can prevent damage to the gums, teeth, and bone. During a dental cleaning and oral exam at Best Care Family Dental, our Elmhurst dentists
will show you some techniques and tricks for flossing.
Lastly, it is important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing as well as after meals if you aren't able to brush. It's a good idea to consult with your dentist at Best Care Family Dental in Queens to find out what over-the-counter product is best for rinsing. Come for a dental cleaning with our general dentists!
Teeth Whitening Elmhurst
88-09 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
By Green Garden Dental
September 14, 2012