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Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene

By Setina Evans RDH

May 19, 2020

How To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

  • Use a dental floss to remove particles of food and plaque caught between the teeth and under the gum.

  • Try using floss picks to remove stubborn food debris and plaque from hard to reach areas in the mouth.

  • Eat more healthy food for example fruits and vegetables, food with no sugar to promote dental and general health.

  • Drink more water to help dilute acids in the mouth and keep the oral tissues hydrated.

  • Use mouthwash with fluoride and no alcohol.​

  • Brush the teeth at least twice daily especially before going to bed.

  • Get a professional dental cleaning every 3-6 months depending on your overall dental health status.

  • Limit sugary food and drink

  • No smoking

  • No tobacco chewing

  • Use sugar free chewing gum

  • Limit alcohol drinking

  • Use fluoride toothpaste

  • Clean the tongue with a tongue scraper or tongue cleaner.

  • Use a bridge aid to clean beneath dental bridges

  • Use plastic instruments to clean around dental implants

  • Use a waterpik to flush debris and dental plaque from beneath bridges, around dental implants, crowns, orthodontic appliances and from spaces between teeth.​

  • Use proper denture and retainer cleaners.

Use the correct size proxabrush to clean around orthodontic appliances and between teeth.

Keep your teeth and gum healthy with lots of fruits & water