Dental Exams, Flossing, and Brushing as Part of Your Dental Care

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The hustle and bustle of summer can keep you distracted, especially when it comes to your dental care. This is the time to focus even more on flossing and brushing with all the foods you’re eating at reunions, carnivals, fairs, and more! Keep up your daily dental regimen to keep your mouth strong and healthy as well as set a good example for others.

Brushing and flossing are the most important tools in defending against plaque and preventing cavities. Keep the 2×2 rule in mind when you are brushing your teeth. It is simply brushing twice a day for two minutes. Brush the tongue and roof of your mouth as well as all the sides of your teeth. Form a C-shape with your floss between your teeth for the best angle to remove food particles and plaque buildup. Another great tool to reach crannies of the mouth and prevent buildup is mouthwash. Since it is a liquid, it can reach spots most dental tools cannot.

Look for the seal of approval from the American Dental Association (ADA) when purchasing dental products like mouth rinses, toothpaste, or flosses. Dr. Samuel D. Knight and our dental experts want to help you maintain your oral care, so come into our office in Farr West, Utah, for your biannual checkup and deep cleaning. Call Samuel D. Knight, DDS anytime at 801-731-3200 to ask any questions related to your dental health and care or when you’re at your next appointment.