Dentist in Kenosha, WI
Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 694-7672
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Posts for: December, 2016

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
December 23, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Keeping up with your teeth can prove more difficult than simply brushing them every day. Fortunately, your dentist can help you learn the oral hygienebest oral hygiene habits to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Learn more about keeping up with good oral hygiene habits with Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits and Tips by your Kenosha, WI dentist
There are three main tasks in a healthy, effective oral care routine, including:

  • Brushing: Brushing your teeth twice a day will get the brunt of left behind food particles, bacteria, and plaque off of your teeth and other oral tissues. However, brushing is only as good as the technique used. Use short, back and forth motions and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean all of the surfaces and oral tissues in the mouth. Brushing your teeth more vigorously will not clean your teeth any better and will only damage your oral tissues. Brush gently for at least two minutes each brushing session.
  • Flossing: Flossing is the second half of your daily oral care routine. Flossing between each tooth at least once a day will remove any plaque and bacteria from the areas of the teeth which your toothbrush’s bristles cannot reach. Use a strand of floss long enough to wrap around each of your forefingers and move down the strand as you floss to cut down on spreading bacteria from tooth to tooth. Use a new strand of floss for each fourth of your mouth. Floss gently between the teeth and extend your reach up and underneath the gumline.
  • Dental Check-Ups: Seeing your dentist every six months helps keep your teeth free from dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Having regular examinations allows your dentist to treat these problems early on and ensure they do not become worse over time.

For more information on keeping the best oral hygiene habits, please contact Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI. Call (262) 694-7672 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Armstrong today!