Michael Franquemont, DDS
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Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Clean Between Dental Appointments

January 29, 2022
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Posted By: Michael J. Franquemont, DDS Staff

Preventive dentistry in Centennial, CO is essential to your long-term oral health. And like the American Dental Association, your dentist recommends twice yearly preventative appointments for your best smile health.

The average preventive appointment includes:

  • A professional a thorough checkup
  • Safe x-rays as needed
  • An oral cancer screening
  • Professional teeth cleaning

Your dentist may provide other treatments if required.

This schedule and these treatments have been shown to lower your risks for many conditions like cavities and gum disease. But how do you keep your smile clean and healthy between dental visits?

4 Tips to Maintain a Clean and Healthy Smile Between Dental Visits

#1 Brush Your Teeth Regularly

Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal, but shoot for twice daily if this is not doable. However, you never want to go to bed for the night with debris on your teeth. So always be sure to clean your teeth before bed. You want to hit every tooth on all sides.

#2 Floss Twice Daily

Cavities can start anywhere, even between teeth. For best results, clean your teeth twice daily with floss and always use a fresh piece for every go-through.

#3 Rinse Your Mouth

If you’re eating out or will spend the day out after eating, rinse your mouth thoroughly until you can brush and floss. You can use water or a gentle fluoride rinse to help rid your teeth of debris.

#4 Report Changes to Your Dentist

If you notice changes between regular checkups, talk to your dentist. For example, a stain on your tooth can mean a dental cavity. Other considerations include tooth pain and sensitivity.

Reach Out to Your Centennial Dentist or Hygienist

Your dentist or hygienist can offer more specific advice based on your oral health history.

If you would like to chat with a team member or schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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