Dental Office Teeth Cleaning
For a dental office Teeth cleaning, your dentist or a certified staff member may usually use a rotating toothbrush to clean the plaque from your teeth. After your teeth have been brushed, your dentist may floss to remove any possible remaining plaque between your teeth. If necessary, your dentist or dental staff member may apply a fluoride foam, solution or other applicable method to help protect against cavities and harden your teeth.
Oral Hygiene At Home
I don’t think it is possible to go to the dentist every day to take care of your oral hygiene. It probably would be inconvenient and expensive. Also, it doesn’t really sound like that much fun.
Here are some ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy at home.
- Start by flossing your teeth to remove any food particles and plaque that may get stuck between them. The right way to floss is to wind the floss around both of your index fingers and gently push it in between each of your teeth in your mouth. Make sure to freely move the floss upwards, downwards and sideways to get out any food that might be possibly stuck.
- Yes, you should brush your teeth after flossing. Put a small amount of toothpaste on a soft toothbrush. Gently rotate the bristles across your teeth and under your gums with a backward and forward circular motion. Be sure to also get the top surfaces of your teeth where you chew. Be sure to brush the inside surfaces of your teeth with the same rotating motion. To help with potential bad breath, you can brush your tongue. My daughter tends to gag when she does this but at least she won’t knock a fly out of thin air.