Marrero family dentists Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Hemphill recommend that their patients brush their teeth twice per day- also the recommendation of the American Dental Association. Brushing twice per day and flossing once a day will help to keep dental health problems like gum disease and tooth decay at bay between preventive care visits.
Using the right type of brush is also important! Be sure to use a soft bristled brush to avoid irritating the sensitive gum tissue. Many patients prefer an electric toothbrush: be sure that the head has soft bristles as well.
Brush the teeth and along the gum line for approximately two minutes- twice per day. After one brushing, floss between the teeth to remove any food particles and plaque that can cause decay. Visit New Orleans family dentists at Barataria Dental twice per year for a thorough professional dental cleaning– this also gives them the opportunity to spot and treat any developing dental health problems.
These important oral hygiene steps will help to keep your smile clean and healthy for a lifetime!