Monday, April 16, 2012

Tips for Great Dental Hygiene

Dr. Simon Melcher and his staff at Implant and General Dentistry in Raleigh NC promote healthy dental hygiene for their patients of all ages.  The basis for this hygiene is twice-daily brushing and flossing using proper techniques.  Here are some tips for great dental hygiene and even better trips to the dentist:
  • Brush two times a day using fluoride toothpaste
  • Hold the brush at a slight angle towards the gums when brushing along the gum line
  • Brush the tongue and roof of your mouth
  • Replace worn toothbrushes often
  • In addition to brushing, be sure to clean between the teeth daily using floss
  • Floss along each side of every tooth to clean between teeth and under the gumline
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between meal snacks
  • Avoid hard or chewy sugary candies that linger in the mouth and may get stuck in the teeth
  • Be sure to tell your dentist if something in your mouth does not look or feel right
We invite you to consult with Dr. Melcher to learn about recommended products to get the most out of your daily dental hygiene.  He and his staff can also provide customized cleanings and treatments on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health.

Contact Implant and General Dentistry, your Dentists in Raleigh NC, today: 919-782-0548.

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