Have you ever wondered how to maintain a bright smile with healthy teeth and gums? In addition to routine professional dental cleanings at least every six months, there are several things you can do at home on a daily basis:
1) Brush twice daily with a soft-bristle manual or electric toothbrush for at least two minutes. Use a circular motion with the brush angled 45 degrees to your gums.
2) Floss daily beneath your gums while wrapping the floss around each tooth in a C-shape. Remember to floss beneath the gums behind the last teeth as well.
3) Brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper can help remove bacteria that are responsible for cavities, bad breath (halitosis), and gum disease.