Brushing your teeth is a given when it comes to home care maintenance, but it has to be done properly for the best results. The first step for success, use a toothbrush with a soft bristle head. Hard bristles are too harsh and can damage the layer of tooth enamel that protects from decay. Secondly, make sure your toothpaste contains an appropriate amount of fluoride. Fluoride is the best tool you have in your fight against tooth decay.

Having the right gear is only half the battle, knowing how to use it is just as important. A lot of people have trouble flossing. With so many flossing products on the market today your hygienist will have no trouble recommending one that she thinks will be best for your personal needs. Flossing string comes in a variety of flavors and textures and there are flossers that you can buy that are preloaded and ready to go and are the perfect answer for those of us who have trouble maneuvering traditional flossing string.

Time is another consideration. Dentists recommend that we set aside two minutes in the a.m. and two minutes in the p.m. for brushing. Rushing it won’t do. Also, it’s best to wait at least thirty minutes after you have eaten so that your tooth enamel will be as strong as possible when you brush.

Benson Hill Smiles is well established in the Renton, WA area and is known for the wide range of services they have to offer. Call today at 425-276-7843.

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