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If you’re curious to know if you have the proper oral hygiene routine, then our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, is more than happy to help you. Oral hygiene is very important. In fact, it’s vital if you want a top-notch smile and oral health. This is why it’s strongly recommended to effectively clean your teeth, gums, and smile each day. To help you, our dentist is happy to list the things you should be doing in your morning and night oral hygiene routines, which are:

Morning routine

-Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush for two minutes and make sure not to brush too hard. After cleaning your teeth, scrub your tongue.

-Rinse your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash if you would like an even more pristine breath. It doesn’t matter when you rinse your mouth, it’s just important to rinse at least once a day.

Night routine

-Brush your teeth with the same toothbrush and toothpaste you use in the morning. Scrub the entire surface of each tooth. If you need to, split your brushing routine into quadrants so you spend an equal amount of time brushing each tooth. Make sure to brush for two minutes.

-Floss your teeth. By careful while you floss because forcing the floss into place can damage the gums. Make sure to clean between every tooth and along the gumline.

-Rinse your mouth with mouthwash if you want to further the cleaning job and if you did not rinse in the morning.

Do you have any questions about oral hygiene in Paso Robles, California? If so, please contact Kaitilin Riley DDS at 805-238-3880 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!