Fishers Dentist With Oral Care Tips

Your Fishers dentist Dr. Johnston knows that in order to maintain healthy teeth, one must first understand the proper ways of cleaning teeth. It is important to us at Noblesville Family Dentistry that patients brush at least twice a day. Brushing is not the only step to take towards a healthy mouth.
 
Flossing is just as important, maybe even more; it gets the plaque and bacteria stuck between the teeth. The areas that are not reached by a toothbrush. It is essential that the toothbrush a patient uses is a good fit for their mouth. It also is best when the brush contains soft-bristles.
 
Keeping your teeth clean also means having a clean toothbrush. It is best to replace your toothbrush at least every three months. If not taken care of properly, a toothbrush can be attacked by harmful bacteria, which will then be transferred to your mouth. Your toothbrush should be stored in a toothbrush holder or a cup, and should be placed in an upright position as to allow air to circulate.
 
Dental hygiene is also different depending on your age. Young children, middle-aged adults, and elderly adults all use different kinds of toothpaste. If you are an adult over the age of 50, use alcohol-free mouthwashes. As you get older, you are more likely to have sensitive teeth and gums, and alcohol can inflame these areas. The best mouthwash to use is alcohol-free with fluoride added. You should use it twice a day.
 
Your dentist near Fishers IN wants you and your teeth to be happy and healthy always! Keep them that way by following the above advice and keeping regularly scheduled appointments with us! Call (317) 773-1302 to schedule your next visit today!