The foundation for long-term dental health
Treating Your Teeth At Home
The most important aspect of long-term dental health is proper home care. The two main ways to maintain proper dental health are brushing and flossing.
Brushing removes the plaque on and in between teeth. Plaque is a sticky, clear film that sits on the teeth and consists of bacteria, debris, and saliva. Plaque builds on the teeth and gums and causes inflammation and tooth decay. Brush your teeth at least twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste.The types of toothbrushes are manual and electronic. They both are effective ways to properly brush teeth. Children may find brushing with an electric toothbrush fun. Our dentists will be able to tell you which type of electronic toothbrush is best for you.
There are many different types of toothpastes on the market today. Our dentists or hygienists will be able to give you a recommendation for a toothpaste that best serves your individual needs.
Flossing is important to remove the plaque in between teeth that a toothbrush can't reach. Flossing your teeth after brushing will help maintain cleanliness of the teeth and promote great gum health. There are several types of flossing materials that we offer at our office to make sure your at home flossing procedures are simple and convenient.
With proper home care, and regular visits to O'Reilly Dental, you may be part of our no cavity club too!