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How To Properly Care For Your Smile

Having a great smile takes work. It includes the all important dentist office visit for a professional cleaning and exam, and this is paired with your own dental care at home. At Heim Dental we recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss after each meal. This personal regime will help you maintain your wonderful smile.

What is the correct way to brush my teeth?

Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Hold your toothbrush at a 45° angle to the gums when you brush. Use gentle, back-and-forth strokes to brush the outside, inside, and chewing surface of each tooth. Make sure to brush your tongue from back to front to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.

What is the correct way to floss?

Use a strand of floss about 18 inches long. Wrap it around a finger on each hand, leaving an inch or two between your hands to work with. Gently work the floss in between your teeth and follow the curves of your teeth. It is important that you floss beneath the gum line. Take care to avoid snapping the floss on the gums.

What is the result of good oral hygiene?

Good oral hygiene results in a healthy mouth. Your teeth should be clean and free of plaque and debris. If you take good care of your teeth, your gums should be pink and should not bleed when you brush and floss.

We invite you to contact our office at 303-791-2570 today to learn more about dental hygiene in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.

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