Brush your teeth. It only takes a few minutes each day to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing removes plaque that daily forms on teeth. The plaque then forms acid causing decay and infection. Use a soft bristle toothbrush which is gentle on your gums.
Floss your teeth. In addition to brushing, regular flossing is also an important component of keeping teeth and gums healthy. Flossing helps remove plaque that builds up on teeth daily. It gets to areas a toothbrush can’t reach such as along the gum line and between teeth. Without flossing, plaque will form acid causing decay and infection.
While regular brushing and flossing, part of your hygiene & prevention routine, help reduce plaque build-up, routine dental visits to a dentist office are important for healthy teeth and gums. Early discovery of decay is important to help keep your teeth healthy for life. If undetected or unaddressed, decay advances and cavities form. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, fluoride treatments provide highly effective decay prevention that only a dentist can provide.