Oral hygiene in San Antonio, Texas, is extremely important, especially because it helps you maintain a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile. However, oral hygiene is only effective if you use the correct techniques, which is why our Culebra North Dental Care team is happy to help you. In order to have the best oral hygiene routine possible, we recommend doing the following things:

-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you thoroughly scrub each tooth and you spend the same amount of time scrubbing each quadrant of your smile.

-Floss: Floss between each tooth at least once a day. You can use a flossing product of your choice to do so. Make sure you scrape the sides of each tooth so you can remove the plaque that lives there. Remember to be gentle along the gumline as you clean the crevices of your smile.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Doing so will complete the cleaning job and will nourish and strengthen your smile. Follow the instructions on the bottle and make sure to rinse after you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth.

-Visit your dentist: See your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. These appointments are vital because the treatments involved are the only ways to completely remove the plaque from your teeth. Without these treatments, you could easily fall victim to tooth decay and gum disease.

To learn more about oral hygiene and the techniques involved, please call 210-680-1550 today and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian if you’re due for a dental cleaning. We look forward to hearing from you!