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Oral hygiene is very important, which is why it’s best to completely understand it and know how to keep up on oral hygiene. If you don’t, there is a chance your smile won’t be completely cared for. However, our dentist, Dr. James R. Healy, and dental team understand that oral hygiene can be complex for many people, which can lead to questions. So, if you have any questions, we are happy to help you by answering these commonly asked questions.

What should be included in my oral hygiene routine?

It’s best to have a routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Although this isn’t part of your official routine, you also need to visit your dentist for a dental cleaning. This is an important task involved in oral hygiene. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you floss, use a flossing tool that’s easy to use. When you rinse, use a mouthwash that strengthens your teeth or prevents tooth decay or gum disease.

How often should I clean my smile?

You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. You should also visit your dentist every six months.

How does oral hygiene help me?

Oral hygiene helps you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. It also helps you have strong and healthy teeth and gums. It helps you avoid having a food-filled smile, and it helps you have a fresh breath.

Would you like to know more about oral hygiene? If so, call Healy Dental Care at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you if you call 801-394-0808 today!