Glendale Dentist Helps You Refocus On Your Oral Health In The New Year

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 3, 2017

As you move into the new year, and establish new habits, now is the time to revamp your daily oral hygiene routine! If you have been slacking somewhat with your daily dental care, this is the perfect time to get back on track. Our Glendale dentists have some tips for you to keep in mind!

Remember that gently, sustained brushing is better than applying too much pressure for a shorter period of time. Try to brush your teeth for at least two minutes every time that you brush your teeth.

Talk to your dentist about what type of toothbrush is best for you. Most people should actually be using soft bristled toothbrushes; medium and firm bristles can actually be too abrasive for your dental enamel and oral tissues. Using the wrong type of toothbrush puts you at risk of suffering from premature enamel thinning.

Don’t skip on your flossing routine! We know that many people get out of the routine of flossing, but the truth is that this simple habit can help you clear away some of that hard-to-reach plaque in your mouth. The best time to floss is at night, right before you brush your teeth.

If you’re diligently following a comprehensive oral hygiene routine, but you find that it’s still hard to maintain fresh breath, talk to your dentist about adding a mouth rinse to your routine. There are a number of different formulas available to neutralize bacteria and strengthen dental enamel.

As always, our Glendale dentists are here to give you all of the additional information and support that you need in order to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. If you have questions about how to best care for your smile at home, give us a call to schedule a consultation or to speak to a member of our team!