Daily Oral Care Routine

The mouth can be kept clean and healthy by following a simple routine of brushing and flossing. Most of us rush through our brushing time, missing out on doing it properly, causing cavities and deposits in the mouth. Your Berryville dentist, Dr. Ahmed Al Attar at Main Street Smiles in Berryville VA, is happy to show you and your family how to practice good oral hygiene.

Brushing your teeth correctly

Brushing is the most simple and effective means of keeping your mouth clean, provided it is done properly. Brushing removes debris from the teeth after you eat, removing food that will otherwise change to hard deposits known as plaque. Brushing should be done on all surfaces of the teeth without causing injury to the gums or oral tissues.

You can choose a soft or medium toothbrush depending on your oral care needs. Do not forget to clean the surface of your tongue as it can lodge bacteria that will cause a foul odor. Parents or caregivers should supervise children and teach them to brush their teeth properly. Children should be made aware of the importance of oral care from an early age. It is also important to have regular check-ups to detect any caries or teeth problems in adults as well as children. The Berryville dentist, Dr. Ahmed Al Attar provides all dental services in Berryville, VA, under one roof.

Ask your Berryville dentist about Flossing

Though many people don't floss their teeth, dentists recommend that everyone should floss at least once a day. Flossing is done by moving a synthetic cord up and down in between two teeth. Care should be taken not to injure the gums by pushing the cord below the gumline. Flossing can prevent caries that occur between two teeth when done daily. An appointment with your dentist can help you learn the correct method to floss.

It is a good idea to know if your oral hygiene practice is sufficient enough to prevent caries, plaque, and gum diseases. Talk to your Berryville dentist, Dr. Ahmed Al Attar at Main Street Smiles in Berryville, VA, to know more about improving your oral hygiene routine today by calling at (540) 955-4220

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