To help you take good care of your smile and oral health at home, Dr. Parker Long and our dental team have some tips and recommendations for you.

It is best to take regular care of your teeth so you may wash the harmful bacteria away that promote tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion. So, please remember to brush your teeth twice a day, preferably every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. Feel free to brush more frequently if you feel it is necessary. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. After brushing at night, please remember to floss between your teeth. You can do so with a flossing product of your choice. People typically like to use waxed floss because it slides easily between the teeth without harming the gums. Make sure you floss between the teeth and along the gumline. After flossing, rinse your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. This will wash away loosened food particles and plaque as well as strengthen and nourish your teeth. Lastly, don’t forget to visit Dr. Parker Long every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

If you have any questions about oral hygiene in College Station, Texas, or about how to properly care for your smile, call our office at 979-846-0082 now. We are happy to help you!