A general cleaning is a procedure that is recommended every six months. Even though visiting the dentist twice a year may seem like a lot, two short visits a year will potentially prevent a life time of dental problems and worry.

Quick At Home Cleaning Tips from the American Dental Association:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle brush and a small strip of fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three to four     months.
  • Use dental floss to remove food from areas between the teeth or under the gum line that a toothbrush cannot reach. Bacteria that cause decay linger in areas where a toothbrush cannot reach. Therefore, it is very important to floss between your teeth daily.
  • Consume a healthy diet each day. Eat a limited amount of foods high in sugar.
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