Home Dental Care

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Home Dental Care Tips To Achieving A Sparkling Smile

Your smile is one of the first features that friends, family, and acquaintances notice. Do you have a sparkling set of pearly whites to flash at a moment’s notice? Or, have you been skimping on your home dental care regime? Whether you are 100 percent confident in your smile or are looking for a boost of confidence, we have a few gathered together a few helpful tips to help you achieve a sparkling smile. home dental care

Dental Care Plans Start With Proper Brushing

Oral health begins with properly cleaning your teeth on a daily basis. While this might seem like a bit of a “no brainer,” here are a few tips to maximize your brushing efforts.
  • Brush your teeth and gums at least twice per day.
  • Don’t rush through the brushing process, brush for a minimum of 2 minutes at a time.
  • Use the right technique by holding your toothbrush at a slight angle. Short back and forth motions and small circular motions with light pressure should be used to clean the inside, outside, and all chewing surfaces of your teeth, gums, and tongue.
  • Use the right equipment! Start with an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste, a soft or extra soft-bristled toothbrush ONLY that fits your mouth, floss between all of the teeth and then finish with the all-important ADA approved antibacterial mouthwash rinse. Be sure to ask your dentist if an electric or battery-operated toothbrush is right for your dental care needs.

Home Oral Care Continues With Flossing

Daily flossing can help you achieve a sparkling smile and healthy gums by effectively cleaning the tight spaces between your teeth and removing debris from below the gums.
  • Flossing should not be an aggressive, do not use a sawing action; instead, you should be gentle as you guide the floss up and down between your teeth, using a c-shaped curve with your dental floss.
  • Floss twice daily, but be careful not to dig the floss into your gums.
  • Ask your dentist whether you should use a water flosser or another type of dental water pick that can help you to clean between your teeth and help keep your gums healthy.

Practice Good Home Oral Care With an ADA (American Dental Association)-Approved Mouthwash

A great way to finish your daily dental care regime is to use an ADA-approved antibacterial mouthwash. It is important to note that not all mouthwashes are created equally. Some mouthwashes are designed to simply “freshen” the breath, while others are designed to actively fight cavities and gum disease as well as brighten your smile. Ask your dentist what mouthwash is recommended for you and your oral health care needs, so that you can improve your oral health, while simultaneously feeling refreshed and ready to flash your best smile. With these tips in mind you can greatly improve your home oral care. From fighting cavities and gum disease to achieving a brighter smile, these tips can help you to achieve a healthier and more confidant you. Be sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and check-ups. While you are there ask your dentist for any additional dental care tips, and to learn more about what products are best suited for your oral health care needs.The office of Dr.Nicole Berger is confident in delivering results that not only satisfy clients, but will have you grinning from ear to ear. For more on Dr. Nicole Berger and her associates, visit our staff page HERE. Our professionals have 100+ years of combined experience working in the dental field and make their patient’s priority their priority. Call 954-785-1100 to schedule your appointment today.