Caring for Your Teeth Between Dental Visits

Dentists recommend scheduling a professional teeth cleaning and exam every six months. But between trips to see your dentist, your teeth can accumulate a lot of plaque and tartar. Keep your teeth clean and healthy between visits by brushing at least twice daily. If you’re prone to tooth decay or gum disease, you might want to brush your teeth an extra time after lunch. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride.

As essential as brushing is, it can’t reach the areas between the teeth. This is why you need to floss at least once per day, every day. Talk to your dentist if you have trouble gripping or maneuvering the floss. He or she may recommend using a proxabrush or handled floss pick. You can also add mouthwash to your brushing and flossing routine. Look for mouthwash that carries the ADA seal, contains fluoride, and doesn’t contain alcohol, since alcohol can dry out your mouth.

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