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Improving Your Oral Hygiene Routine

improve your oral hygiene routine strongsville oh dentistExcellent oral hygiene is essential for any healthy smile. Some patients overlook their oral hygiene routine, which cave have adverse effects on their dental health.

Many dentists work with patients on an individual basis to develop an oral hygiene routine that is designed just for them. Of course, there is a basic routine that patients should follow to improve their dental health. But for patients who may be at a higher risk of gum disease or another complex dental concern, a dentist may recommend changing the oral hygiene routine to match the patient’s unique needs.

In this post, we will explore some of the best ways to improve your oral hygiene routine.

Set a timer when you’re brushing your teeth

On average, most people don’t brush their teeth for the recommended two minutes. Try setting a timer for two minutes the next time you brush your teeth. When it goes off, you know it’s time to stop.

This method can work for patients of all ages. To make brushing more enjoyable for children, try playing their favorite song for two minutes while they brush.

Don’t forget to floss

You would be surprised at the number of patients who don’t incorporate flossing into their daily oral hygiene routine.  Daily flossing helps remove what brushing cannot reach. Flossing is designed to remove debris and plaque build-up from between the teeth.

Practice good eating habits

Certain types of food can affect your dental health. For instance, highly acidic or sugary foods can contribute to tooth decay. Try incorporating fruits and vegetables into your intake to create a more balanced diet.

Visit Our Strongsville Dentist Office

We understand that many patients don’t know what to do when it comes to improving their dental health. Strongsville dentist Dr. Leah Butler and our dental care team can work with you to improve your oral health. We offer an array of dental care services to improve the function and health of your smile.

To learn more about your options, visit our Strongsville dentist office. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.