What is good oral hygiene?

At Riverstone Dental Care, we believe that having a prevention plan to take care of your smile at home is a key factor in helping you achieve optimal oral health. Our knowledgeable dental team, led by Dr. Linkous and Dr. Tran, is here to provide you and your family with comprehensive assistance and advice when it comes to good oral hygiene habits. This includes which products, such as toothpaste, to use, what signs and symptoms to watch out for, and how to properly brush and floss your teeth.

How do I brush my teeth?

Brushing and flossing your teeth should be a part of your daily routine. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and evening, and flossing at least once a day. Brushing and flossing removes built-up bacteria and plaque that are known to cause decay. To get the most out of your daily brushing, we suggest:

  • Tilting the brush at a forty-five degree angle, roll the brush away from your gums as you clean the outside surfaces of your upper and lower teeth first.
  • Then, clean the inner surfaces of your teeth in similar fashion.
  • Finish by gently brushing your tongue.

For more information about how to take care of your smile and good dental hygiene in Canton, GA, please give our dental office a call. Our dentists would love to share more with you and your family!