Posted .

Did you know oral hygiene is vital for a strong and successful oral health? Well, it’s true, which is why our Dana Dental Arts dental team strongly encourages you to take good care of your smile on a regular basis. However, many people have inefficient or improper techniques that do little for their teeth and gums. So, to help you know how to take care of your smile and oral health, we are happy to explain the steps that should be involved in your oral hygiene routine, which are:

Step No. 1: Scrub your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. While you brush, make sure you thoroughly clean each tooth and you spend the same amount of time scrubbing each section of your mouth.

Step No. 2: Floss your teeth at least once a day—preferably at night when you are done eating for the day. Flossing can remove the plaque the lives between your teeth, which is a harmful particle that can promote cavities and gum disease. As you floss, be careful cleaning along the gumline. If you are rough around the edges, you could damage your gums.

Step No. 3: Attend your six-month checkups. These appointments involve professionally cleaning your teeth and gums. They will allow Dr. Michael Dana and our dental team to remove the plaque from your teeth, take care of your gums, polish your chompers, and nourish and strengthen your smile. These appointments are vital because they help you prevent tooth decay as well as gum disease.

If you brush, floss, and visit your dentist, you’ll be on your way toward the best and healthiest smile possible. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Spearfish, South Dakota, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 605.642.7727. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you in any way possible!