Many dental patients wonder why, with all the improvements in dentistry, the dentist at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville MD still sends you home with a complimentary toothbrush and floss.
It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simplicity fool you. These tools are your best bet to prevent cavities, plaque build-up, and gum disease for dental patients!
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an important part of everyday oral hygiene.
Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done capably with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush. Just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach the surfaces of every tooth.
Flossing should be done once a day and is critical for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot.