What is the importance of brushing and flossing? Learn about healthy home care for your teeth and mouth from Today's Dental in Edmonton.
A healthy smile is our goal when treating patients. Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal. Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.
Rinsing your Teeth & Mouth
It is important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, and after meals if you are unable to brush.
If you are using an over-the-counter product for rinsing, it’s a good idea to consult with your dentist or dental hygienist on its appropriateness for you.
Use other dental aids as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. Interdental brushes, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, irrigation devices, fluoride, and medicated rinses can all play a role in good dental home care.