If you want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile that is free from dental problems, you need to take care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. To help you, Dr. Gayle Fletcher and our dental team have some beneficial tips and tricks for you.

No. 1: Brush your teeth every morning and every night.

If you brush your teeth twice a day, the food particles, plaque, and bacteria that threaten to harm your smile can be washed away. While you brush, it’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will deeply clean your teeth and care for your gums and the fluoride toothpaste will strengthen and nourish your chompers.

No. 2: Floss your smile at least once a day.

Flossing the crevices of your smile is very important because it cleans the hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t deeply and thoroughly clean. As you floss, use a flossing product of your choice that is easy to use. This can help you effectively floss your teeth. When you clean along the gumline, be careful. You don’t want to damage your oral tissues.

No. 3: Rinse your mouth daily.

If you rinse your mouth at least once a day with a beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash, then you’ll complete the cleaning job and wash loosened food particles, plaque, and bacteria away. As you rinse, make sure you follow the instructions on the bottle label.

No. 4: Visit Dr. Gayle Fletcher every six months.

It’s important to visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. This is vital for your oral health because it helps you prevent dental issues and treat problems if you have any. The cleaning involved is the only way to completely remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which are harmful substances that promote tooth decay and gum disease.

If you have any questions about oral hygiene in Conroe, Texas, or if you need to schedule your next routine cleaning and exam, please call our office at 936-856-9969 and talk to a member of our team. We look forward to helping you.