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Your smile is very important for everyday tasks, like eating, talking, and smiling. It’s also important when it comes to having a top-notch oral and overall health. This is why your dentist, Dr. Maxim Skormin, recommends keeping up on oral hygiene regularly. Little did you know, oral hygiene can be a bit different for every age group. So, to help you properly care for your smile, he is happy to give you the information you need.

For babies, brush their teeth with a child-sized toothbrush and water once their first tooth has erupted from the gums. You should start flossing their smile once two teeth touch each other. Once the child turns 2-3 years old, you can introduce fluoride toothpaste, just make sure to check with the dentist first.

For teenagers, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush twice a day. It’s also important to floss your teeth and rinse your mouth once a day. If you have braces, make sure to brush your smile after breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every morning and night. Also, make sure to floss regularly as well as visit the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.

For adults, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to scrub for two minutes each time and use a gentle, circular brushing motion. Make sure to floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with mouthwash once a day.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in League City, Texas, please contact Now Dental at 832-932-3959 when you have the opportunity. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!