Maintaining a consistent home dental hygiene routine is important in regards to the health of your teeth and gums. To keep your mouth in perfect condition both brushing and flossing are essential. Paired with a professional dental cleaning and exam twice a year, a home care routine will keep your smile shining. Your at-home care routine should include:
Spending 2 minutes twice a day brushing your teeth, ideally with an electric toothbrush
Using floss at least once a day
Rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse twice a day
Controlling the plaque and bacteria buildup on your teeth and gums is important to prevent infection. Red or bleeding gums while you brush are both early signs of periodontal disease, and you should schedule a visit to your dentist. A good home care routine will also help prevent halitosis (bad breath) and staining of your teeth.