Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville wants to deliver some straightforward tips for oral hygiene.
1.Do… remember you are just brushing the plaque away before it becomes tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle is enough to clean it away. Remember, once it has turned into tartar, no amount of brushing will remove it.
Don’t… brush so hard your gums begin to recedem and expose your tooth below the gumline.
2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Careful brushing and flossing can keep them healthy and strong.
Don’t… hesitate to see us about sore or bleeding gums, tooth pain or mouth sores.
3.Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that includes a full two minutes. Be sure you reach all those nooks and crannies (this is where flossing comes in).
Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a key routine.
4.Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits. Each checkup includes screenings for oral cancer, a thorough cleaning by a hygienist, and cavity checks.
Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths. We can help you get back on track.
5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.