Keep Your Oral Health in Tip-Top Shape by Doing These Things Before Bed

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Your dentist, Dr. Lavanya Gill, and our Country Club Dental dental team care about you and your oral health, which is why we encourage you to keep your smile in pristine condition by keeping a proper oral hygiene routine.

Today, our dental team would like to explain how to care for your teeth and gums before you go to sleep at night. If you want the clean smile you deserve before you hit the pillow, it’s best to do the following things:

-Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth for two minutes and make sure to thoroughly scrub each tooth. As you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing will help you eliminate the harmful particles and plaque that make you vulnerable to major dental issues.

-Floss your smile: Floss your teeth with an effective product of your choice. Clean each crevice of your smile and remove the food particles and plaque that reside there. As you floss, be gentle along the gumline and be careful not to harm or damage your oral tissues.

-Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth for the recommended amount of time that is suggested on the bottle. Rinsing will help you complete the smile-cleaning job, will give you a pristine breath, and will kill the bacteria that threaten your oral health.

-Be aware of teeth grinding: Teeth grinding is a damaging habit that typically occurs at night. If you tend to grind your teeth, it’s best to protect your chompers with a mouthguard. If you’re interested in wearing a custom-made mouthguard, please feel free to talk to your dentist during your next appointment.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Stockton, California, please call our office at 209-466-1043 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to give you the tips you need so you can take great care of your chompers!