Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

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Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

Good oral hygiene habits are important for the health of your teeth, your gums, and even for your overall health. As well as brushing and flossing daily, you also need to visit a dentist every six months for a check-up. If you live in York, PA Dr. Robert Hoffmaster of Hoffmaster Dental can provide all of your family dentistry needs.

Brushing Your Teeth

Everyone knows that brushing is important, but not everyone takes the time to do it correctly. To make the most out of your brushing routine, you should hold your brush at a 45-degree angle and brush each tooth with small circular motions. Also, don’t forget to cover the inside, outside, and biting surfaces. This will help to remove plaque and reduce your risk of tooth decay. The whole process should take around two minutes, and it is worth it.

Floss Each Day

Flossing should be a normal part of your daily oral hygiene routine. If you have difficulty using spool floss, you can try flossing picks or a water flosser instead. Flossing is important because it removes particles of food that have become trapped between your teeth and it helps reduce plaque build-up.

Rinsing with Mouthwash

Mouthwash is intended to boost your other oral hygiene habits. It not only freshens your breath, but it also helps reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and controls gingivitis. If you’re not sure which type of mouthwash to use, talk to Dr. Hoffmaster, he will be happy to recommend one for you.

Remember to change to a new toothbrush every three months and visit your dentist for a check-up and professional cleaning twice each year.

Our York Dentist is Here For You

If you’re looking for a dentist or you want to learn more about dental hygiene, call Dr. Hoffmaster's York, PA, office at 717-846-9428.