dentalhygieneproductsHooray! It’s National Dental Hygiene Month now that we’ve entered into October. As a result, it’s a good time to start reviewing your habits for your smile. While taking note of your efforts at home is important, it’s also significant to ask yourself whether you’re doing a good job with your professional care with our team. Hoping for a simple, streamlined way to check in on your dental care? We’re ready to help.

About Your Care At Home

Reflecting on your dental care at home means taking stock of your dental hygiene approach and your dedication. After all, the way you brush and floss your teeth is equally important as how often you brush and floss. Consider the following details to make sure you’re making the most of your time away from our practice:

  • You should be brushing every day (twice a day)
  • You should be flossing every day (once a day)
  • You should brush your entire smile, giving equal attention to all reachable tooth surfaces
  • You should floss between all of the teeth in your smile, remembering to use the floss along the back surfaces of your back teeth

About Your Care With Us

Reviewing your dental care at home is a good way to recognize National Dental Hygiene Month. However, if you don’t pay attention to your care with us, as well, your efforts will prove a bit counterproductive. Skipping cleanings and checkups means your brushing and flossing at home might not be as effective as it could be. You should be keeping up with the following, too:

  • Come in for a preventive care visit twice a year (includes an oral cancer screening)
  • Space those cleaning-and-checkup visits out by approximately six months