Many of our patients at Love Your Smile in Kelowna wonder why, with all the advances in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss.
It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let that fool you. These tools are your best friends to prevent cavities, plaque build-up, and gum disease!
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene.
Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done capably with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush. Just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.
Flossing should be done once a day and is critical for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. Some patients wonder whether it’s better to floss before or after brushing. You can make a case for one or the other, but we think the most important thing is that you do both.
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