We cannot stress the importance of practicing good dental hygiene at home enough. Home care and dental treatments in our office work hand in hand to maintain the oral health of you and your family. Dr. Steven Ross is happy to educate their patients about dental hygiene in Salinas, California.

It is important to brush your teeth twice daily, in the morning and at night. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and replace it every three to four months. Use a fluoride toothpaste for extra cavity protection. When you brush, hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle where your teeth meet the gums. Press firmly, rocking the brush back and forth in small, circular movements. Do not scrub your teeth as this can scratch your enamel. Brush all surfaces of your teeth. Brush your tongue from back to front.

Floss your teeth once a day, using whatever type and flavor you prefer. Guide the floss between the teeth and towards the gums. Gently slide the floss under the gum line by curving it around the tooth. Scrape off the plaque by moving the floss up and down several times. If your gums bleed when you floss, do not worry; the bleeding should stop as your gums become healthier.

We invite you to contact Ross Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.