Sometimes we need advice even when it comes to what may be considered the simplest of tasks. If you know the look that you would like to create in your home for instance, but you’re decorating skills are lacking you would go to a professional for advice. Or, if you see a haircut that you find flattering you would go to your stylist for a consultation. So why would you hesitate to ask your dental hygienist about how to brush, floss and take care of your teeth for the best results? You shouldn’t.

The one thing that your hygienist will stress is the importance of proper daily care. Of course, regular checkups and 6-month cleanings are essential, but oral diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease, are caused by bacteria. The film of bacterial plaque that feeds on the sugar from the foods that we eat must be removed from our teeth asap, plaque buildup leads to tartar which is much more difficult to get rid of.

Keep in mind that your toothbrush isn’t made to clean in between your teeth. For that, you need to floss. Your hygienist will be happy to demonstrate how it should be done and recommend ways to make doing it easier. Ask her about over the counter products that can help you keep that feeling of freshness that comes with having your teeth professionally cleaned.

Get professional advice from Dental Care Associates in Minot, ND. Call 701-732-8081 today.