Dr. Kerry Olszewski and our dental team stress the importance of pairing regular visits to Mill Creek General Dentistry with proper dental hygiene at home. This will help prevent tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral problems. Our dentist and team are pleased to educate our patients about dental hygiene in Mill Creek, Washington.
Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a head that is small enough to reach all of the areas of your mouth. Use a fluoride toothpaste, as this will provide extra protection against cavities. With your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle where the teeth meet the gums, brush your teeth using small, circular movements. Brush all surfaces of your teeth, paying special attention to the front and back teeth. Brush your tongue from front to back.
Floss your teeth at least once a day using whatever type and flavor of floss you prefer. Gently work the floss between your teeth. Curve the floss around each tooth and slide it underneath the gum line. Move the floss up and down several times to remove plaque.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.