Teeth Cleaning

How to Take Care of Your Teeth

Both dental visits and at-home care are essential for long-term dental health. Smile bright with these tips on keeping your teeth in the best condition possible. At Withers Dental, ​Dr. Brian Withers, D.D.S.​, and our team will prioritize the health of your teeth. In addition to teeth cleanings, we offer a variety of ​dental services​, including both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. If you are interested in Invisalign, dental implants, porcelain onlays, tooth shaping, or teeth whitening, or veneers, ​schedule a consultation​ and take a step toward the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Brush Twice A Day

Brushing your teeth is essential to remove particles and bacteria that build up throughout the day. You should brush your teeth morning and night, and if possible, after every meal. Opt for fluoride toothpaste, as it helps to remove plaque, a sticky clear film that forms on your teeth. Plaque is the cause of tooth decay and cavities. Make sure your brushing technique is correct, as brushing too hard can damage gums. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles to protect your gums as well.

Remember to floss

Sometimes, patients may forget to floss. However, flossing is equally as important as brushing as it removes plaque between the teeth, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. Flossing also strengthens your gums, and actually prevents them from bleeding as long as you are flossing enough.

Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Twice A Year

Brushing your teeth and flossing can greatly improve your dental health, but a professional cleaning twice a year will ensure plaque build up is at a minimum. This will promote long-term dental health and keep your teeth as white and strong as possible. At Withers Dental, we pride ourselves in expert service, and look forward to getting to know each patient that walks through our doors. Give us a call at (310) 546-2002.