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An effective oral hygiene routine includes many components, such as the use of quality dental products, brushing and flossing your teeth, and visiting the dentist twice a year for dental checkups. If you are unsure of the efficacy of your daily oral care routine, our dentist and team can help you enhance your dental habits.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you choose makes a big difference in your smile. We encourage you to select oral hygiene products that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, proving their effectiveness and safety.

We also encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day in order to remove plaque and residual food particles from your teeth. You may also find it helpful to follow the ADA’s recommendation of a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste brand that includes fluoride to strengthen your tooth enamel.

The next step is to floss between each tooth and along your gum line, preferably with a wax-coated floss to help you angle the string between tight spaces in the teeth without harshly snapping the floss into the soft gum tissue.

Following the completion of your flossing routine, flush your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash to freshen breath and kill bacteria. However, rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash is not a proper substitute for flossing.

You can remove tartar and detect any early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancer by scheduling regular dental checkups before you develop serious dental problems.

For more tips on improving your oral hygiene routine in Great Neck, New York, contact Great Neck Dental Care at 516-717-4729 today for an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian.