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What is the optimal dental care regimen?

Example:
*Visit dentist twice a year.
* Floss after all meals and snacks with power flosser.
* No sugar in diet other than what is in fruit.
* Brush after all meals and snacks with a power toothbrush such as Sonicare.
* Irrigate mouth with WaterPik or similar device.
* Clean tongue.

Probably no one is this perfect. But what is your idea of perfect dental home care?

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2 Responses to “What is the optimal dental care regimen?”
  1. that sounds like a great regimen.

    I would add:

    *when you brush with a manual toothbrush, use small circular motions at a 45 degree angle

    *brush after every meal/snack

    *floss at least 1 time/day and wrap the floss in a c-shape around the tooth and floss each side of the tooth. Also go under the gums to remove plaque hidden there. It will reduce the bacteria and the incidence of periodontal disease.

    *avoid sodas (acid & sugar), juice (excess sugar and staining) and sugary gums/mints etc.

    Ask your hygienist at your next cleaning which areas you had more plaque/tartar buildup so you can focus better on these areas.

    Good LucK!


  2. schwartzbarney Says:

    Visit Dentist twice a year.Floss daily,bush your teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush.Try to stay away from drinks with alot of sugar.

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