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You probably know that oral hygiene is vital for strong and successful oral health. Still, we understand that keeping up an effective routine is difficult if you aren’t quite clear about the best way to care for your smile. In order to help you, we at Belmar Smiles have outlined all steps involved in taking pristine care of your teeth, gums, and entire mouth.

Step 1: Brush your pearly-whites with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes every morning and every night. You’ll want to brush each quadrant of your mouth for about 30 seconds so each section gets equal attention. When you are done, scrub your tongue to eliminate the bacteria from its surface.

Step 2: Floss between all teeth with your most desired flossing product every single day. You can choose disposable dental flossers, a reusable floss pick, a water flosser, or old-fashioned shred-resistant floss. Keep in mind that the most effective flossing is more than just guiding the floss in between teeth; make sure you gently scrape the sides of each tooth and along the gum line.

Step 3: Attend your semi-annual dental checkups. These appointments involve two things: a professional dental cleaning and an oral exam. The cleaning allows Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave and our dental team to remove any residual plaque from your teeth and gums that was missed in your daily routine. The oral exam helps us check to see if there is tooth decay, gum disease or any other problems with your smile that need to be addressed.

If you follow these steps, you’ll be on the right track toward a strong and healthy smile. For more information in Lakewood, Colorado, call our office at 303-935-3574. Our dental team is more than happy to assist.