If you want to do all you can to maintain your oral health you’ll need to formulate a plan that includes regularly scheduled visits with your dentist and your dental hygienist along with a regimen for home care. You’ll want to set aside ample time twice a day for brushing, flossing and making sure that your mouth is as clean as it can be. Bacterial plaque buildup is what leads to most dental disease. There are some over the counter products out there that can help you.
Some people find it hard to manipulate a manual toothbrush well enough to reach the back molars which may need extra attention since they do most of the work when it comes to chewing and breaking up our food. If your dental hygienist notices the need she may recommend an electric toothbrush which has the power to do a more thorough job of cleaning in those hard to reach places. Whichever type toothbrush you prefer, be sure that you use a fluoride toothpaste or gel.
An in-home oral irrigator is much like the one your dentist or hygienist uses in the office. It works to flush out any food debris that brushing may have missed. There are several brands and models to choose from, shop the dental care aisle of your pharmacy or ask your hygienist for a recommendation.
Bring your questions to the team of 303 Dental Group in Highlands Ranch, CO. Call the office @ 303-732-5419.