Remember that when you’re keeping your smile healthy and clean that cleaning between your teeth is part of the equation. If you’re focusing only on getting the surfaces of your teeth clean, then you’re only doing a partially good job. “Isn’t this enough?” you might ask yourself. Unfortunately, when we’re discussing your oral health, “enough” is only when you’re completing the cleaning session by getting all dental surfaces clean, which includes the areas between your teeth. So, what can you do to be sure you’re addressing even these little spaces? Our Livonia, MI practice can answer that with easy care reminders!
Your Brushing Helps
We remind you that keeping your oral health safe means not only enjoying teeth with visibly clean surfaces or clean chewing surfaces but it also means keeping the places between your teeth clean, too. To you, these may seem like the tiniest little areas that couldn’t possibly be significant. However, on a microscopic level, there’s room enough in there for lots and lots of bacteria, many of which can become harmful. Fortunately, your brushing twice a day helps to clean some of the plaque and debris from teeth that can contribute to buildup.
Flossing Is Essential
We hope you’ll remember that flossing is the key to getting rid of the buildup and to preventing accumulation between your teeth. Using dental floss is the direct approach to keeping these little spaces clean, so you avoid all manner of problems, including gum disease and tooth decay.
Don’t Overlook Water
Since you don’t want gum disease or other oral health problems, you do your best to clean between teeth. However, what can you do when it’s a little bit difficult to get trapped food or debris from some of those spaces? One very easy solution is to drink water with meals and to swish back and forth before you brush or floss. This will help soften food and may even help dislodge it for easier dental hygiene.
We’re Here For Additional Help
Simply having a little trouble or not sure how to proceed? Just give us a call. We are here if you cannot dislodge something from between teeth, if you have questions, you need help with technique, etc. We are always happy to see you!
Enjoy A Healthy Smile By Asking For Care Help
If you’re unsure about how to best approach caring for your smile, then all you need to do is schedule a dental visit with us! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.