We understand that a healthy smile must be maintained after you leave our office, and you must do your part, too – keep good oral health each and every day. At the office of Dr. Angela Berkovich, we know that our relationship with our patients is crucial for their smiles’ success.
To ensure that you are maintaining the healthy mouth and smile that results from a dental cleaning, you must practice good oral hygiene habits. It is recommended that you brush twice a day – after breakfast and before bed – or even after lunch because it can help a lot. You should actively practice the recommended flossing guidelines of once a day as well..
Always choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid anything firmer than that because the risk of damaging your teeth is much higher than the benefit of cleaner teeth that you may think. Along with a soft-bristled toothbrush, the ADA recommends a fluoride-enriched toothpaste to be used to help counteract the natural demineralization that occurs throughout the day. If you notice that your toothbrush’s bristles are beginning to wear down/fray or it’s been three months, replace it.
Daily brushing and flossing are essential for removing food, plaque, and other harmful substances from your teeth and gums. It is strongly encouraged to discuss your routine with our team in order to adapt or add any aspect that may be missing to help you create a comprehensive oral hygiene routine.
Some excellent products for home dental care that we carry in our office include:
- Medicated mouth rinse to control bacteria
- Prescription fluoride toothpaste or rinse
- Advanced electric toothbrushes such as the RotoDent
- And more – be sure to ask at your next visit!