Acorn Dental Recommends The Following to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene:
Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Good Brushing Techniques
Brush twice a day.
Use a fluoride containing toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay. Place your brush at a slight angle toward the gums when brushing along the gum line. Use a gentle touch—it doesn’t take much pressure to remove the plaque from your teeth, and a vigorous scrubbing could irritate your gums.
Concentrate on cleaning all the surfaces of the teeth.
Brushing your tongue gently can help remove bacteria that cause bad breath.
The Importance of Flossing
Since brushing can’t effectively clean between teeth, it’s important to use floss to get to those areas.
Other items also are available to help you clean between your teeth. Ask your dentist which ones to use.
Clean between your teeth once a day.
As with brushing, use a gentle touch to avoid injuring your gum tissue.