If you feel like your dental hygiene could use a little help but you also feel like you’re doing all of the things you’re supposed to do, it can certainly leave you feeling somewhat confused. If you’re already brushing (and you do it two times every day) and you floss every day, too, what more could there be to accomplish? As you may already have been considering, sometimes it’s simply about whether you’re missing out on a detail or two that happens to be extremely important in a job well done. Think about some of the tips we have to offer every one of our patients and they may be the missing link you’ve been hoping to discover.

Tip: Remember, Your Toothbrush Only Lasts So Long

We suggest using a brush for three months to four months. At that point, it’s time to start over with a brand new one. Otherwise, you may be using a brush that’s too worn to allow you to reap the full benefits of your dental hygiene. Then again, if you find that your brush seems very worn before this time is up, you may be brushing too hard! Ease up (and talk to us for guidance).

Tip: Remember To Brush Your Tongue And At Your Gumline, Too

If you’re not brushing your tongue, you’re leaving a lot of bacteria in your mouth. It’s not friendly bacteria! It can contribute to decay, bad breath, and more. If you’re not brushing along your gum tissue, you’re missing plaque that can cause decay and gingivitis. Make your dental hygiene thorough for best results.

Keep Your Dental Hygiene Effective By Seeking Our Care

By seeing us for cleanings, checkups, and even for advice, you can be sure you’re making the most of the care you provide your smile at home! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.