hygieneDr. Kenneth Schweizer and our dental team stress the importance of pairing regular visits to our office with proper dental hygiene at home. Our dentist and dental team are pleased to educate patients about dental hygiene in Sarasota, Florida.

Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Your toothbrush should have soft bristles and a head that is small enough to reach all areas of the mouth. Your toothbrush should be replaced about every three to four months. Use a fluoride toothpaste, as this will give you extra protection against decay. Brush your teeth with your brush at a 45 degree angle where the teeth meet the gums. Brush all of your teeth, paying special attention to the front and back teeth. Brush your tongue from back to front.

Floss your teeth at least once a day. Gently work your floss between your teeth. Then, curve the floss around each tooth and gently slide it under the gum line. Move the floss up and down several times to remove plaque.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.