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It’s always important to take the time to implement new and effective techniques for improving your oral hygiene. Many new restorations and repairs are available at your dentist for improving your smile, but nothing is better for your oral health than damage prevention. To prevent dental erosion, tooth decay and other forms of enamel loss, it is important to always maintain oral hygiene habits including brushing and flossing every single day. This includes brushing at least twice a day and trying to floss at least once a day as well. If you struggle with traditional tools, try switching to alternative cleaners such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

How would you rank your ability to use your toothbrush effectively? Always make sure you take the necessary time to improve your tooth brushing techniques and skills to be sure they continue to function as intended. Furthermore, always care for your toothbrush by storing it in a safe location when not in use. This will ensure that it can remain clean and not be subject to cross-contamination. Ideally, you should use a standard toothbrush for three to four months before it needs to be replaced.

Although flossing is extremely important for keeping the areas between teeth cleaned, it is not always practical to use threaded floss. This is because the areas may be closed off or blocked due to previous tooth restorations. If such an instance arises, instead of foregoing the areas, switch to an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser, which can continue cleaning the areas between these teeth that may be blocked or hindered due to previous dental work.

The time is right to receive treatments for cleaning your teeth and gums in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Dental Arts Of Blue Bell by calling us at 215-883-4865. Our dentists, Drs. Johnston and Rosenman, and our team will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.