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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health


Posted on 6/15/2024 by Office - Boone DMD
 healthy teeth and oral hygeineDental health is a complex topic, and everyone needs to stay aware of the basics. Thus, it is common to ask some essential questions about your dental health, and they include:

What Type of Toothpaste or Toothbrush Do I Use?


Purchase toothbrushes with soft bristles as they are gentler on teeth and gums compared to medium or firm ones, which can cause damage. Brush your teeth using gentle pressure for two minutes twice a day. Both manual and powered toothbrushes are effective at cleaning teeth. Manual toothbrushes with varying bristle heights or angled bristles provide better cleaning compared to those with flat, uniform bristles. Powered toothbrushes can be beneficial if you have difficulty using your hands.

Remember to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or earlier if the bristles appear bent. Bent bristles are less effective at cleaning. Set a reminder to ensure timely replacement.

Why Do I Need to Floss?


It is essential to include dental flossing in your daily oral hygiene routine to effectively clean between teeth and below the gumline. Dental floss helps remove food particles and plaque that regular brushing might miss. If left untreated, plaque can harden into tartar, leading to the formation of wedges between teeth and gums, ultimately causing gum recession and tooth mobility.

Both waxed and unwaxed floss are suitable for this task. Additionally, using floss picks or interdental brushes provides convenient alternatives for effective interdental cleaning. Incorporating flossing into your daily routine helps maintain optimal oral health and prevents potential gum and tooth problems in the long run.

Will a Mouthwash Help?


Using mouthwashes designed for cavity protection, sensitivity relief, and fresh breath can be beneficial when used alongside regular brushing and flossing, but they should not replace daily oral hygiene practices. It is important to continue brushing and flossing regularly. Your dentist can provide personalized recommendations on the most suitable type of mouthwash for your needs. If you have more questions about your dental health, please contact us.


Margaret A. Boone, DMD
30485 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203
Wilsonville, OR 97070

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