When you brush your teeth, which is something our Southlake, TX team hopes you’re accomplishing every single day, twice a day, you are thoroughly cleansing your smile with the help of a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste! Well, hopefully you’re getting a thorough cleansing. However, you may wonder: What if you accidentally miss a small spot as you brush? What happens? The good news is that if you’re someone who truly keeps up with your dental care (including both dental hygiene and visit to our practice), you’ve got nothing to worry about! Consider a few backups that clean away the plaque you occasionally miss.
#1: Your Flossing
We know that sometimes, when you brush, even when you do your best, you don’t always get each and every last bit of plaque or food that’s resting on your teeth. Maybe you’re distracted, maybe you do your best but one area is quite hard to reach. There are lots of possible reasons and we remind you that this is a very common tale! The good news is that, if you’re practicing the dental hygiene we suggest every day, you’re also flossing. When you make this part of your daily dental care routine, your floss has a very good chance of removing the stuff your toothbrush left behind. Remember to always floss between all of your teeth, flossing one tooth and then along the neighboring tooth. Remember to floss behind the very back teeth in your smile, too! As a result, you’ll remove a significant amount of buildup!
#2: Your Next Brushing Session
Don’t forget that all hope is not lost simply because you missed a spot during your brushing routine. You’re not immediately headed to our practice for restorative care just because a small amount of plaque is left behind! Instead, keep in mind that you aren’t brushing your teeth just once a day, if you’re following our suggestions for on-track dental care. Instead, you’re brushing in the morning and at night, too. As a result, your brush will probably hit that area you initially missed, sweeping away plaque and other debris.
#3: Your Dental Cleanings With Us
Are you missing a particular area when you brush? Not to worry. When you visit us for the professional part of your preventive dental care, we will clean your smile thoroughly. We can alert you to the area you’re missing, while we get it nice and clean!
See Our Team For Prevention Soon
Remember that setting up your dental visits with us for checkups and cleanings is extremely easy to keep up with and is very powerful when you’re doing your best to keep your smile healthy! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.