How can I take care of my smile at home?

flossingOur talented dentist and dental team work hard to care for your smile while you are at our office. However, it is even more important that you properly care for your smile at home. Maintaining good oral health requires daily work. It is essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day, or after every meal. We recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush for at least two minutes each time you brush your teeth. Flossing at least once a day is also crucial to keeping your smile healthy. Flossing helps you remove bacteria, plaque, and food particles from spaces between the teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. The best time to floss is right before you go to bed.

In addition to brushing and flossing every day, we recommend that you eat a balanced, healthy diet. Eating an excessive amount of foods that are high in sugar and acids can damage your teeth. Be sure to visit our dental office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning. Dr. Tao Sun and his team are happy to help you learn more about at-home dental care in Apple Valley and Costa Mesa, California.