Clean your smile before bed

How to Clean Your Smile Before Bed

Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. Many people like to brush in the morning and then perform all other oral hygiene tasks at night before bed. If you’re one of these people, Dr. Ball and Dr. Broadbent, and our dental team are happy to help you thoroughly clean your smile at night by giving you specific instructions.

First, brush your teeth with the proper tools: a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you brush, do so for two minutes and thoroughly clean each quadrant of the smile. When you are done, spit out the toothpaste and rinse your brush and mouth.

Second, floss your teeth with an easy-to-use flossing product, like waxed floss, a flossing stick, or a water flosser. As you floss, treat your gums nicely, otherwise you will harm them. Make sure to remove as much plaque as possible as you clean the crevices between your teeth.

Third, swish beneficial mouthwash for the amount of time recommended on the bottle. It’s best to rinse with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Rinsing will complete the cleaning job and give you a fresh breath.

Do you have questions about oral hygiene in Orem, Utah? If so, we invite you to reach out to our dentists and team at Dental Center! All you need to do is dial 801.224.6165 and we will be happy to assist you, so please don’t be afraid to contact our team!