Oral Hygiene & Dental Care
The basics of good oral hygiene is proper brushing and flossing. The purpose of brushing and flossing is to remove plaque-causing bacteria from your teeth every day. Your toothbrush is the tool you use to remove plaque and you want the best tool for the job. Research has proven that an electric toothbrush is the best choice.
Brushing Your Teeth
The point of brushing is a clean, healthy mouth each and every time. Choose the best tool for the job and brushing will not only be easier, but more effective.
Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush
Flossing Your Teeth
It might surprise you to learn that even people who regularly brush their teeth twice a day neglect the need to floss. Just because you don't have food stuck in your teeth or you brushed well doesn't mean you shouldn't floss; you need to know that it is an important part of your daily routine.
Reasons You Need to Floss
Here is what an extra few minutes of oral hygiene can do for you:
Flossing the Right Way
Flossing is very simple and will only add a few extra minutes to your oral hygiene routine. Gently position the floss between your teeth and wrap it around the tooth like a C-shape. Work it up and down, taking care to get the entire tooth from top to bottom. It is important to pay careful attention to the teeth that are the furthest back in your mouth, as that is where food and particles tend to hide, which could potentially lead to cavities and gum disease.
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