If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene can help you properly clean your teeth and gums every day so you have a better chance at avoiding dental issues. However, keeping up on oral hygiene can be a difficult task, especially if you’re not sure how to truly care for your teeth and gums. So, to help you, Dr. Kyle M. Triggs and our dental team are happy to teach you about oral hygiene in Anchorage, Alaska.
It’s important to brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you brush, scrub for two minutes and thoroughly clean each section of your mouth. It’s also important to floss daily. When flossing, be gentle along the gumline and clean underneath and around any retainers or dental work. If possible, rinse your mouth daily with beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial or fluoride rinse.
It’s also vital to visit Dr. Kyle M. Triggs for a six-month checkup. This appointment is necessary because the treatment involved completely removes the bacteria from your teeth that promote tooth decay and gum disease.
Remember to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly. This is recommended because fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent enamel erosion and cavities. To find and receive fluoride, you can brush with fluoride toothpaste, receive a professional fluoride treatment at Alaska Dental Associates, and drink tap water.
Do you have questions about oral hygiene? If so, our Alaska Dental Associates dental team is here to help you! All you need to do is dial 907-562-2284 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. We are here to help you in any way we can!