October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Which means now is the perfect time to discuss how our Brighton, MA, patients can improve their smile’s health. From proper brushing and flossing to checkups and cleanings, you and your family can enjoy healthier and brighter smiles. Do you want to improve your dental hygiene?

Frequently Asked Questions About Boosting Dental Hygiene

Question: How often should I brush my teeth?

Answer: People of all ages should brush their teeth twice a day, once first thing in the morning and again before going to bed. Each session should last no less than two minutes. We suggest using a toothbrush with soft bristles to prevent damage to the enamel should you brush too hard. You can use a manual or electric version, just make sure you’re cleaning your teeth twice each day.

Question: How do I floss properly?

Answer: When you floss, take a piece of floss tape and wrap each end around each of your thumbs, holding it taut with your index finger. Then floss up and down the length of the tooth, making a C motion to move under the gum line. Repeat for each side of every tooth.

Question: Does a checkup help my smile?

Answer: Yes! A checkup enables our team to monitor your smile and identify the presence of trouble in the earliest possible stages. We then administer treatment before the problem grows more severe and threatens your oral health.

Question: Why do I need a dental cleaning?

Answer: A dental cleaning removes plaque, something brushing and flossing alone cannot do. Removing plaque reduces the risk of not only tooth decay, but gingivitis and gum disease as well.

Do You Have Questions About Improving Dental Hygiene?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, we want to help you and your family enjoy healthier smiles for many years to come. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.