Read our dental care tips for the best ways to brush your teeth, floss and other ways to take care of your teeth at home.
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If you would like a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime, the team at Carolina Dental Arts is here to help you achieve this goal. Alongside our general dentistry treatments, one of the most important ways to accomplish this is dental home care in Raleigh, Goldsboro and throughout North Carolina. Along with eating balanced meals and reducing unhealthy snacks, correctly using dental tools helps control the plaque and bacteria that causes dental disease. Below, we have listed a few dental care tips that you can use at home.
Brushing your teeth is an effective way to attain oral health. Our dentists recommend using an ADA-approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste to brush at least twice a day, especially before bedtime. We have provided these easy steps for how to brush your teeth in NC:
Electric toothbrushes are also beneficial, as they are easy to use and thoroughly remove plaque. Simply place the bristles on your gum and allow the brush to clean your teeth.
Clean between your teeth and under your gumline by flossing every day. This not only helps clean the spaces, but it disrupts plaque colonies from building up and damaging the gums, teeth and bone. Here is how our NC patients can floss their teeth:
If you have trouble using conventional floss, try floss holders for easy cleaning.
After brushing and flossing, and after a meal if you can’t brush, rinse your mouth out with water. Consult with your dentist or dental hygienist to see if using an over-the-counter mouth rinse or other dental hygiene tools, such as interdental brushes, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, irrigation devices, fluoride or medicated rinses, is right for you.
The team at Carolina Dental Arts would be happy to help you create a dental hygiene routine that aids you in your success toward at home dental care in NC. Talk with us at your next appointment or contact us today with your questions.