October is National Dental Hygiene Month. 1st In Smiles, your friendly Plano, TX dental office, wants to share four dental hygiene tips to keep your teeth healthy.
- Brush twice a day for 2 minutes, spending 30 seconds brushing each quadrant of your mouth. If you have trouble keeping time, use a timer or a toothbrush with a timer built in.
- Floss at least once a day. This is the step that many people skip, but it can give you long-lasting health benefits. Flossing removes food from between your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease.
- Rinse with mouthwash. Rinsing with mouthwash can get at plaque and bacteria brushing and flossing can’t.
- Visit us twice a year for your regular dental exams and dental cleanings. If you have a dental emergency between appointments or other oral health issues, do not hesitate to call us at 972-380-8105.