What is good dental hygiene?
Good dental hygiene includes basic habits you should practice every day to keep your smile in optimal health. While visiting our dental office on a routine schedule for checkups and cleanings is important, it is perhaps even more important that you maintain good dental hygiene at home. Good dental hygiene in Savannah, Georgia, includes:
- Brushing: Make certain to brush your teeth at least twice each day or after each meal. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and be sure to brush for at least two minutes.
- Flossing: Floss at least once every day or after each meal. The most essential time to floss is at night before you go to sleep. Wrap the floss around each tooth in a U shape as you gently move the floss up and down the tooth.
- Eating: Maintain a healthy, balanced diet. In addition to being beneficial to your overall health, eating a balanced diet with a limited amount of very sugary foods can help to keep your smile healthy.
During your regular visits with Dr. Michael J. Groover, we will review your dental hygiene habits and make any needed suggestions to improve your oral care and health. If you have any questions about dental hygiene or how you should care for your smile, we invite you to call or visit our dentist at Groover Family Dentistry today.