Your Virginia Beach Dentist Discusses The “When” Of Hygiene

There are things you probably know about dental hygiene that you’ve known for your whole life, so you don’t really question them. For instance, you know you have to brush your teeth if you want a healthy smile. You know, as well, that there’s no question about flossing. You need to do it! However, our Virginia Beach, VA team is well aware that there are often a lot of questions that we receive from patients about when. So, if this rings true for you and you’d love to feel sure you’re keeping your smile nice and clean, your Virginia Beach dentist is happy to offer you answers about times and frequency!

When Should I Floss?

You should floss your smile every day. Just once a day! Again, this is probably information you have already saved deep within your mental files on dental hygiene. What you are wondering may be more along the lines of: Should you floss morning or evening, before or after you brush? Fortunately, your Virginia Beach dentist reminds you that this is an easy one. It’s up to you. Floss alongside your morning or evening brushing session. Floss before or floss after. You may test out different times and orders of things, as you simply determine which you like best and which proves most effective.

When Should I Brush?

Again, you know that if you brush every day, this is something we suggest and something that will help you avoid problems like cavities! However, you want to know: When, exactly? Your Virginia Beach dentist explains that it should happen in the morning and then again at night. When you brush twice daily, you’re keeping plaque from adhering to teeth and from turning into tartar (which can happen in as few as 24 hours).

When Do I Need New Dental Hygiene Products?

Of course, one guideline you may follow in terms of when to replenish your products is by the expiration date stamped on them! As for additional things to keep in mind, your Virginia Beach dentist suggests:

  • Replace your brush every three to four months (or as soon as it’s looking worn)
  • For everything else, stick to the expiration date or replace items you realize you dislike or don’t seem effective
  • For additional details, see us for a dental checkup soon!

Practice Exceptional Dental Hygiene

Get the tips and demos you need in order to feel absolutely certain about your dental hygiene approach. Simply ask your Virginia Beach dentist for details, when you come in to see us for your twice-annual checkup. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.