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Are you taking care of your smile by implementing effective oral health care hygiene routines on a daily basis? Are you making sure to brush your teeth every single day? Do you make sure to floss your teeth every day as well? Ideally, you brush twice every day and floss every day as well. Always focus on using sturdy materials including a brush with soft bristles and non-abrasive toothpaste. Also, use floss that will not shred, such as single filament thread.

When brushing your teeth, always make sure to care for your brush itself. After each session that you use it, store it in an upright position. It’s always a good idea to keep it away from other toothbrushes and in an area that will not gather moisture. You also want to make sure that your brush is not used by anyone else so that contamination does not occur. Because toothbrushes can potentially cause dental abrasion, always use a brush that has soft bristles. Once your brush begins to wear down every three to four months, it is important to replace it with a new one.

To focus on cleaning between teeth, a highly effective dental floss material needs to be used. If you choose to forgo the use of threaded floss, try using a water flosser. However, if you do decide on using a thread, make sure it is shed-resistant and fully capable of cleaning between each and every tooth and the teeth in the back row. When building the best version of your smile, replace the dental floss after each use. This will help prevent recontamination. Along the same lines, never use the same section of a thread between more than one tooth.

Seek the path to oral health greatness by cleaning your teeth and gums. Our dentists, Drs. Osa, Casanova and Brand, and our team at Sunshine Dental Group are here for you. To come see us at our dentist office in El Monte, California, please call us at 626.579.4274 to schedule an appointment.