October is dental hygiene month! It’s also a great time to remind patients of the importance of practicing a proper oral hygiene routine. Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine helps keep the smile healthy and functional. At Ridgetop Dental, our team of dentists are dedicated to providing individualized, comprehensive dental care. We offer a complete dental exam along with professional teeth cleaning to help identify any dental problems and provide the appropriate solution for your dental needs. We recommend that patients take the time to develop a proper oral hygiene routine to help avoid the development of complex dental problems and keep their smile healthy.
Dental Hygiene Tips
Have you updated your oral hygiene routine? Well, you might want to find ways to improve your oral hygiene routine to ensure you are getting the full benefits of keeping your teeth clean. Regular brushing is not enough to keep all parts of your mouth clean. Try following these dental hygiene tips to keep your smile healthy.
- Incorporate flossing into your oral hygiene routine. Flossing can remove debris and bacteria that are located between the teeth. Although brushing is a great way to keep the teeth clean, brushing may not be able to reach the debris stuck in between the teeth. Flossing also helps prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
- Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day. Brushing can help reduce tartar, cavities, and plaque. Brushing also helps keep the breath fresh and brighten the teeth.
- Don’t forget to use mouthwash. Mouthwash is a great way to get rid of debris and harmful bacteria that circulate in the mouth. You can use mouthwash as part of your morning and night oral hygiene routine and between meals throughout the day to keep your breath fresh.
- Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help keep your teeth clean and your breath fresh.
Schedule an Appointment
Ridgetop Dental is home to a team of highly trained dentists who are committed to providing patients with high quality, personalized dental care. We encourage our patients to visit our Reston, VA or Sterling, VA dentist office for their preventive care visit at least twice a year. We want to ensure that your teeth are healthy and check for any signs of complex dental problems. If we do discover a complex dental issue, we offer a range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry service to improve the health, aesthetic, and function of your smile. Patients can contact one of our Northern Virginia dental offices to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.
Sterling: (703) 520-7410
Reston: (571) 313-7010