Can you describe a good oral hygiene routine?
We know you've heard it before – you need to brush and floss twice a day. Dentists have been telling patients this as long as there have been dentists and patients.
At Pruce Dental, we can't overstate the importance of a conscientious routine of oral hygiene to maintain excellent dental health. But it is essential to take all the proper steps to make sure you get the most out of your daily routine.
Brush and floss twice a day - Cleaning your teeth frequently helps prevent the buildup of harmful plaque and bacteria on your teeth. Plaque can lead to gum disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay.
Replace your toothbrush every two to three months - Changing your toothbrush on a regular basis keeps the bristles firm making them more effective at removing plaque. An old, worn out toothbrush isn't doing much to clean your teeth, and it could be collecting bacteria, so change it every three months.
Stay current with routine exams and cleanings - Brushing and flossing at home gets only half the job done. Professional dental cleanings every six months are necessary no matter how well you brush and floss.
Your oral health is intimately connected to your overall well-being, so it's crucial to protect it to any extent you can. Oral hygiene is the first step towards a healthy disease-free mouth. If you're due for a professional cleaning, please contact our Washington, PA dental office for an appointment.