No treatment performed by the dental hygienist will be effective unless you follow the recommendations with routine and proper care. This means you should brush and floss regularly after every meal and at a minimum twice a day. The key is not only to do it regularly but also to do it right. Here’s how.

Flossing

To floss properly, first, you have to wind the floss around your index fingers of both hands. Then push the floss between your every tooth. Make sure to freely move the floss upwards, downwards and even sideways to remove any food particles or plaque that may be lodged between your teeth or under the gums.

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Brushing

Many people these days use an electric toothbrush such as a Sonicare. Whether you use an electric or still prefer a manual brush you should hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth.

As per dental hygienist recommendation, the best way is to rotate the bristles gently across your teeth. You should rotate with a backward and forward motion. Be sure to also get the top surfaces of your teeth where you bite or chew on food.

Tongue cleanliness is the also the part of oral hygiene. Dental hygienists say that your tongue should be cleaned with your toothbrush or a tongue cleaner.

Proper cleaning of your tongue helps in reducing your bad breath. Lastly, it is important to brush the inside surfaces of your teeth with the same rotating motion.

Your dental hygienist recommends you to use the toothpaste that contains fluoride. Because fluoride helps to harden the outer layer of your teeth. This fluoride prevents the cavities and reduces bacteria in the mouth. It can also reverse the formation of smaller cavities.

Antibacterial rinse can also help you in reducing bacteria in the mouth.

Dental Hygienist Recommendations

Our dental hygienists are specially trained to work at Flintridge Dental Group as a part of oral hygiene team. Your dental hygienist plays an important part of in your oral hygiene to maintain your beautiful smile. A dental hygienist is to give a safe treatment and proper recommendations for your oral health. We recommend that if you are healthy from your mouth, still you should visit your dental hygienist at least twice a year.
We recommend you the followings to follow with routine and proper home care:

  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste
  • Brushing at least twice a day
  • Clean your tongue daily
  • Flossing once a day
  • An oral rinse is also good for your oral hygiene.
  • Daily at-home care with routine
  • Visit dental hygienist at least twice a year
  • If you feel sensitivity, use a toothbrush with extra-soft bristles.
  • Avoid beverages containing the high level of phosphorous.
  • Consume Calcium and other vitamins that are good for your health

If you have additions queries about oral hygiene, please check with your dental hygienist at Flintridge Dental Group.