What is your dental hygiene routine? Brushing and flossing each day is an optimal first step, and dong so several times per day is even better. If you also book dental cleanings and exams at least twice each year, your dental hygiene is probably excellent. Yet, even with patients who adhere to this solid routine for optimal oral health, we find that their techniques or routines may not be as effective as possible.
This is why we work with our patients to discuss the best dental hygiene habits, routines and products during each visit. We discuss their method for both brushing and flossing, show them any areas where we have discovered any plaque or tartar buildup, and then review their toothbrush, toothpaste and any other products. Toothbrushes come in different sizes and with different bristles, and we review these choices with patients. We also consider if an electric toothbrush is best. During any dental hygiene consultations we might also recommend specific products such as toothpastes or oral rinses.