Why Great Dental Hygiene Is Essential to Your Oral Health

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If you want to keep your mouth healthy and happy, then it’s imperative to maintain good dental hygiene. Dr. Feldman and his compassionate team encourage you to preserve your smile through observing a daily dental hygiene routine and by visiting our office for your regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams.

Naturally, you should brush your teeth twice a day, every single day, for at least two minutes per brushing session. And we recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure that your toothpaste of choice includes fluoride, and remember that it’s equally important to floss every night before bedtime.

Is brushing alone sufficient for cleaning teeth? No way! In fact, if you choose not to floss and you only brush, then you’re not cleaning about 40 percent of the surface area of your teeth! Yikes! Imagine only brushing about half of your teeth. Perish the thought…

The most difficult aspect of maintaining good dental hygiene for many people is trying to eat a balanced diet. You can help to prevent tooth decay by limiting your intake of sugary and acidic food and drinks. This sort of lifestyle can be challenging, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Dr. Feldman can definitely help our patients get through dental emergencies, if they should arise, but we prefer to help you maintain excellent dental health so you can enjoy a better overall quality of life.

So, come and see us! Call 202-362-8412 to make an appointment, and we’ll look forward to taking great care of you.

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