Q: How can I practice good oral hygiene at home?

A: We know you’ve probably heard this a million times but brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time is the first step to good oral hygiene. Here are some other steps to take care of your teeth in between your dental cleaning appointments.
  1. Floss at least once a day. (If you are only flossing once a day, doing it at night is the best so you can get rid of any food that may be left in between your teeth before you go to bed!)
  2. Use mouthwash daily.
  3. Eat a balanced diet.
  4. Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking sugary products.
  5. Avoid tobacco products or smoking products.