An important part of maintaining optimal oral and dental health is having good oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth regularly. However, many people are not sure how often this should be. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Prabh Grewal can help you find the best oral hygiene routine possible. Schedule a consultation with Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today.

How important is brushing your teeth?

One of the essential parts of oral hygiene is brushing your teeth. This simple task has a dramatic effect on your overall dental health. Brushing your teeth helps to remove harmful substances from your teeth. These substances can include:

  • Bacteria

  • Plaque

  • Tartar

  • Food particles

  • Other harmful substances and buildup

These substances can wreak havoc on your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw if not cleaned properly.

How often should I brush my teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day: when you wake up and go to sleep for the night. However, for the best dental hygiene possible, especially after a procedure, it is best to brush your teeth anytime you eat or drink anything that is not water. This helps to prevent the buildup of bacteria as well as the interaction of bacteria and acids within your mouth. Brushing after every meal helps to keep your oral and dental health in good condition.

What does a good oral hygiene routine entail?

After a procedure, like dental implants or wisdom teeth extractions, at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center, you will need to follow specific instructions regarding your procedure. You should also have a good oral hygiene routine. This routine should include:

  • Brushing at least twice a day

  • Flossing

  • Using mouthwash

  • Attending dental exams and cleanings twice a year

By following a simple routine, you can help to keep your oral and dental health in much better condition.

What else should I know about brushing my teeth?

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush that you replace every three months. It is also best to use fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities and bring needed minerals back into your teeth. You cannot rush your brushing, and you should brush for at least two minutes every time you brush your teeth. Make sure to get the gumline while brushing to get rid of as much bacteria as possible. You need to brush all sides of your teeth, including the parts you cannot see, such as the tongue side.

Learn more about oral hygiene in Corona, CA

It is important to keep your teeth healthy. This includes brushing for at least two minutes twice a day, which helps to reduce bacteria and other harmful substances from building up and causing harm. Dr. Prabh Grewal can help you to find the best way to care for your smile. Our office services the areas of Corona, Eastvale, and Norco, CA. Contact Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today for a full consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.

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