How to Properly Brush and Floss Teeth
You should brush your teeth twice a day after meals and floss once a day in order to maintain your dental health. However, did you know that at Smilecare, we strongly recommend that you should floss before brushing your teeth? This is to ensure you remove any food (lunch, dinner - hopefully not yesterday’s) and plaque stuck there first. Brushing afterwards ensures all that stuff is removed! Use a soft brush and enamel-protecting toothpaste, aim at the gum line, and brush gently in a circular fashion going up and down. Make sure you get every side of each tooth.
Prevent Tooth Decay
Fluoride is a mineral used to prevent the decay of tooth enamel and the subsequent layers of your teeth. As your teeth encounter acidic and harmful chemicals caused by plaque, the enamel layer becomes worn down over time. Fluoride is applied to your teeth to form a protective layer and prevent further erosion of your enamel.