We recommend brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily, which is the same advice given by the American Dental Association. However, if you brush and floss after every meal, that would be even better.
Clearing debris from your teeth lowers your risks for cavities and gum disease. And between six-month checkups and teeth cleanings, your habits are the only things protecting your oral health.
When you brush your teeth, you should be using toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association. It would be best if you also were hitting every tooth, spending time, and cleaning all surfaces. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush for best results.
With flossing, you should use a clean length of string for every go-through.
Every six months, you’ll visit your Fredericksburg, VA dentist for a checkup and teeth cleaning. If you’ve maintained your oral health between your checkup and teeth cleaning, you can typically count on a clean bill of health.
In other words, there may be no reason to schedule maintenance treatments like dental fillings because you’ll not have any cavities.
Is It Time for Your Next Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning?
If it’s time for your preventive checkup and teeth cleaning in Fredericksburg, VA, or if you’re looking for a dentist near me, give us a call today.