Brushing and Flossing: Key to Preventative Dental Care

Brushing and flossing is the number one preventative dentistry approach. The best defense against cavities for people of all ages is a good offence — a solid oral care regimen. Brushing and flossing daily as well as limiting the amount of sugary treats you consume will go a long way in helping you keep your teeth healthy. Dr. Dean Hutto, a Baytown family dentist, offers a variety of dental services, including preventative dentistry, which includes: dental cleanings, dental sealants, and more.

Brushing and Flossing in Baytown, TX | Dr. Hutto, Aesthetic Family Dentistry

Good Brushing and Flossing Techniques are Vital!

Daily brushing is important but it’s not enough to get those hard to reach places that the toothbrush just can’t go to. Flossing dramatically improves the cleanliness of your mouth as well as lowers the chances of tooth decay.

Replace your toothbrush regularly and consider adding an oral rinse to your regiment. If you aren’t sure about the recommended methods, ask your dentist or your dental hygienist to demonstrate.

Kids, in particular, need to be taught good brushing habits. Parents should supervise this to ensure toothpaste isn’t swallowed and to ensure that proper methods are followed. With toddlers and small children, it’s advantageous to have your child brush with you, then they can see the proper technique. After your child brushes, particularly small children, finish off to ensure that every square inch of their mouth has been brushed thoroughly.

In addition to good oral care, regular dental cleanings and checkups are essential! Book appointments with your Baytown dentist twice a year to help keep your teeth and gums in great condition.

Dr. Hutto, Baytown Family Dentist

Dr. Hutton has been a Baytown dentist since 1992. Whether you’re in need of preventative dental care or want help improving the look of your smile, Dr. Hutto would be pleased to offer you a consultation. Our office leverages the latest in dental technology with a gentle approach. Book a checkup, cleaning, or consultation with us by calling our office at (281) 422-8248.

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