General Oral Hygiene
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: March 31, 2013
Good oral hygiene is a critical component of your general dentistry routine, and it is instrumental in helping you maintain both good dental health and overall health.
Alberta dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko understands that your oral health is directly linked to your systemic health. At Focus on Smiles, we emphasize preventive dental care for the benefit of your dental health and your general well-being.
A quality oral hygiene routine should consist of brushing your teeth at least twice every day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. The regular use of a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause premature teeth enamel wear and should be avoided unless directed by your dentist.
At least once a day after brushing, the use of dental floss is recommended. Flossing thoroughly between your teeth can help remove food particles that become trapped and that brushing alone cannot eliminate.
After brushing and flossing, you should rinse your mouth with water. Or, you may wish to use an antiseptic, anticavity mouthwash; when used in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can help kill additional bacteria that contribute to plaque accumulation and leave you with pleasant breath.
Regular dental checkups are also part of a good oral hygiene routine. Twice-yearly dental exams allow Dr. Fialka-Eshenko to assess your dental health and to detect and treat potential problems early.
If you would like to learn more about establishing a good oral hygiene routine or schedule your dental checkup, please contact Focus on Smiles. Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko welcomes patients from the greater Edmonton, Alberta, area.