Taking care of your teeth starts at home, but it can become so routine that we often do it without thinking. We are not consciously aware of doing it, so we may not do a particularly good job of brushing. However, our dentists at Weymouth Dental Associates in Weymouth, MA, can help you with home dental care education to ensure you properly care for your teeth.
To ensure having healthy teeth, you need to brush them properly at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night works for most people.
The best brush for your teeth will have a head that easily fits into the mouth. For smaller children, they must have the right size brush, so it fits comfortably into their mouths. If the toothbrush doesn’t feel comfortable, they are not going to want to use it.
The toothbrush should have soft bristles to prevent damage to gums and other soft tissues around the teeth. Our dentists at Weymouth Dental Associates can tell when a patient is brushing their teeth too hard because it can leave marks behind on both the teeth and gums.
As part of their home dental care education, our dentists in Weymouth, MA, can demonstrate the best way to brush your teeth to get them clean and remove plaque.
To remove food debris from between teeth, you should floss every day. Flossing also removes plaque from between teeth before it can form tartar and cause tooth decay. You can experiment with the floss if you’re unsure of what to use. Try both waxed and unwaxed versions, as well as pre-loaded floss picks that some people find easier to use.
Finally, come into our offices for a routine examination and teeth cleaning twice a year. Along with spotting dental issues, our dentists at Weymouth Dental Associates in Weymouth, MA, can see the early signs of some medical problems while examining your mouth. With good dental care at home, your teeth can last a lifetime. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!