Dental Hygiene: Who, What, When, Etc.?

You have some idea, of course, about what dental hygiene is. However, that does not necessarily mean that you have ever received the ins and outs of this part of your oral health care, which you practice at home. Maybe you simply want a review but aren’t sure how to ask. While we are and always will remain perfectly happy to answer all questions when we see you, we are happy to extend a quick who-what-when series of explanations at the moment that will certainly offer helpful details.


Have you ever asked yourself who is supposed to be practicing dental hygiene? Is it something that you need to do? What if you happen to have very resilient teeth? The truth is, everyone needs to do this. Every day. Don’t avoid it or you may face consequences like cavities.


Dental hygiene includes brushing and flossing.


In order to practice your best dental hygiene you can, you should be performing a session in the morning and a session before bedtime. Both must include brushing. One must include flossing. Brush for two minutes; floss for as long as it takes.


You should brush by applying a pea-size amount of fluoridated paste to your toothbrush bristles and then brush your smile. Using circular motions, brush all surfaces of your teeth, along your gumline, and brush your tongue, too. For flossing, begin by carefully sliding the floss beneath your gum tissue. Gently pull it upwards, along one tooth edge and then the next. Repeat until you’ve flossed every tooth edge.


Without dental hygiene, plaque will stick to teeth, harden into tartar, and will build up. This will lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and more.

Maintain Excellent Dental Hygiene With Our Help

Learn more about caring for your smile effectively at home by asking for help during visits. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.