Protecting the health of your smile depends on a healthy daily oral hygiene regimen. If you neglect to do this, harmful particles, like sugar, acid, and plaque, will attack your teeth and gums, resulting in major dental issues. This means keeping up with your daily oral hygiene habits. Are you practicing the following recommended by our George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry dental team? Check out these tips:
#1 Are you brushing your teeth every morning and every night? Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste when cleaning your chompers. The soft bristles will scour your teeth and take care of your gums. Using a fluoride toothpaste will strengthen and nourish your teeth while cleaning them. While you brush, scrub for at least two minutes each time. Also, do your best to spend the same amount of time scrubbing each section of your mouth.
#2 Are you flossing daily? It helps to find a flossing method you can easily use and even enjoy. Find the right flossing tool for your needs, whether it’s waxed floss, unwaxed floss, dental tape, or even a water flosser. While flossing, clean the sides of each tooth and remove the plaque that resides there. Remember to clean along the gumline while being gentle in the process.
#3: Are you keeping all scheduled six-month dental checkups? These visits involve professionally cleaning your teeth and gums with special dental instruments. These visits allow Dr. George Yzaguirre and our team to remove any hardened plaque from your teeth, take care of your gums, polish your teeth while nourishing and strengthening your smile against the ravages of tooth decay and gum disease.
Please call our dental office at 361-992-8351 at your earliest convenience if you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Corpus Christi, Texas. We look forward to helping you create a smile you can be proud of!