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Do you have a desire to take good care of your smile? If so, our Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS dental team is more than happy to help you! First, you need to clean and care for your teeth and gums by having a diligent and effective oral hygiene routine. To help you have the best oral hygiene and smile-caring techniques possible, we are happy to explain the steps required.

Step No. 1: Brush your teeth every morning and every night. As you scrub, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will scour your teeth and take care of your gums. The fluoride toothpaste will strengthen and nourish your chompers. While you brush, scrub for at least two minutes each time. Also, do your best to spend the same amount of time scrubbing each quadrant of your mouth.

Step No. 2: Floss your teeth at least once a day—preferably at night when you are done eating for the day. Flossing can remove the plaque the lives between your teeth, which is a harmful particle that can promote cavities and gum disease. As you floss, be careful cleaning along the gumline. If you are rough along the edges, you could damage your gums.

Step No. 3: Attend your professional dental cleaning and checkup every six months. This is extremely important because the treatments included in the appointment can completely remove the plaque from your smile. This will reduce your chances of falling victim to tooth decay and gum disease.

If you would like to know more about how to take care of your smile or about oral hygiene in Bedford, Texas, please don’t be afraid to call our office at 817-571-1667 at your earliest convenience. The sooner you call our dental team, the sooner we can give you the tips and information you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!