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Brushing and Flossing
Your mouth performs many essential functions. It allows you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Maintaining your oral health is essential for preventing serious issues like cavities and gum disease, and allowing your mouth to function properly. To keep your mouth healthy, it is essential that you brush and floss. Crafton Dental is here to help.
The Importance of Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing are necessary for eliminating the accumulation of plaque and bacteria, which helps to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
How Often Should I Brush and Floss?
Additionally, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush first thing in the morning and then again before you go to bed. Flossing is also often recommended at night.
How Do I Brush and Floss?
Should I Brush or Floss First?
The truth is, there is no right order.
You can floss first and then brush or brush first and then floss. Flossing first can help to loosen debris from between your teeth that can then be easier to brush away. If you brush first, the floss can help to work the fluoride from your toothpaste into the crevices between your teeth.
Do I Need to Use Mouthwash?
Using mouthwash can be a beneficial part of your oral hygiene routine.
In addition to helping freshen your breath, mouthwash can help to reduce the quantity, and quality, of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, which can aid in reducing your risk of developing gum disease. Mouthwash can also help to rinse away any loose particles that may still be lingering in your mouth. Use mouthwash after you have finished brushing and flossing.
Do You Need a Professional Cleaning?
Regular brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your mouth healthy and preventing serious oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. However, you still need to get a professional dental cleaning every six months. If you have any questions or concerns about brushing and flossing, or if you are ready to schedule your dental appointment, call us today at (410) 381-5030.
Crafton Dental - 10380 Old Columbia Rd, Suite 102, Columbia, MD 21046 - (410) 381-5030
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