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Brushing your teeth is important to excellent oral health care. Additionally, there are other steps you can take:  flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and visiting your dentist. We’ll address these one by one.


Brushing is vital, and also one of the most fundamental things you can do to take care of your mouth. Brush twice a day, for two minutes each time. Choose a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. It will have soft bristles. Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Use gentle pressure as you brush. Stiff bristles or rough scrubbing can damage your gums and your enamel.  


Flossing is the daily companion to brushing. It can be difficult to integrate into your routine, however, that 2-3 minutes a day can bring fantastic results in the fight against plaque and cavities. Use an 18-inch piece of single-filament floss, if possible, to allow you to use a fresh section of thread for each tooth. This will reduce cross-contamination within the mouth. Floss using a gentle sawing motion. Don’t forget to floss behind the back molars!


Mouthwash can be a beneficial addition for some people.Choose a therapeutic mouthwash. Therapeutic mouthwash is mouthwash that helps the health of the mouth, rather than merely temporarily freshening breath. Never give mouthwash to children under the age of 6.


Visiting your dentist is a required part of your oral hygiene routine. If you are in the Mobile, Alabama area, call Knollwood Dental Group at 251-666-3982 to set an appointment today! Dr. Donald Brown III and our team look forward to seeing you.