Lucio H. Kim DDS

How to Brush and Floss for Best Results

May 8, 2022
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS Team

Even if you brush and floss twice each day or after every meal, you may not be doing it correctly. If you’re like many people—in a hurry or on the go—you may be rushing through oral hygiene routines or skipping them altogether.

Brushing and flossing are crucial to your long-term oral health. Your at-home routine, coupled with your Glendale, CA dentist’s diligence, keeps your smile healthy for life.

Let’s look at the best way to brush and floss your teeth.

Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Your dentist recommends brushing and flossing after every meal or at least twice daily.

When you brush your teeth, it’s essential to spend time on each tooth and clean all surfaces. You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and work in a circular motion hitting the gumline.

When it’s time to floss, use a new section from the spool for each pass-through. You can wind the floss around two fingers and release a clean section as you move along. Be sure to angle the floss along the contours of each tooth to the gumline. And never force your floss or tug when teeth are crowded.

Importance of Visiting Your Glendale, CA Dentist

Besides brushing and flossing, you should also visit the dentist every six months. We provide a thorough checkup at these preventive appointments that include x-rays when needed, oral cancer screenings, and professional teeth cleanings.

Teeth cleanings are vital to lowering your risks for cavities and gum disease. With our professional instruments, we can remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar and anything else your toothbrush and floss leave behind.

Is It Time for Your Preventive Checkup and Teeth Cleaning?

Keeping your smile healthy is our top priority. So if it’s time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning, or if you have questions for our team, never hesitate to give us a call. We are always happy to help.

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