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Your overall oral health is what helps you to chew food, show your facial expressions and speak properly. Daily oral hygiene is the foundation of stable oral health and prevents oral issues such as cavities and gum disease, which can deeply affect your life. We offer a few general yet important oral care recommendations to help you maintain appropriate dental hygiene.

Tooth brushing is best done with an abrasive fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Clean each tooth by brushing in small circular motions, taking two to three minutes per session morning and night to clean your smile.

Flossing every day is another very important practice, as it can effectively remove buildups of bacteria from around the teeth and gums. If you don’t floss every day, you could experience hardened tartar that leads to dangerous periodontal problems. You can try using a waxed dental floss if flossing is difficult, as the waxy coating makes reaching tight spaces much easier and you don’t have to force the string into place. Remember to clean behind your back teeth, too.

We encourage you to visit the dentist regularly for dental checkups every six months to remove any buildup of tartar and screen your smile for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

We invite you to contact our office at 202-362-8412 today to schedule a dental checkup with our dentist, Dr. Feldman.