At Bellingham Family Dentistry, we want your teeth stay healthy for life! Dr. Bellingham and our team will work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing are the most effective ways to remove plaque from your teeth and prevent decay and gum disease.
Dr. Bellingham recommends brushing at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed, and flossing at least once per day.
You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
Electric or Manual Toothbrush: Which is right for you?
While both can be equally effective, it takes a considerable amount of skill and dexterity to become highly proficient with a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes do all the work for you, allowing you to get your teeth cleaner with less work.
During your dental exam at our Plano dental office, we will provide instruction on how to effectively use a toothbrush and floss to get to all the hard-to-reach places in your mouth, and how to use them with proper technique.