Dr. Gregory J. Brandau and our compassionate dental team emphasize the importance of practicing proper dental hygiene at home. Simply visiting our office is not enough. Proper dental hygiene works hand in hand with routine dental checkups to prevent dental issues like decay and gingivitis. Our dentist and dental team are excited to educate our patients about dental hygiene in Sarasota, Florida.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Use a toothbrush with soft, round-ended bristles and a head that is small enough to reach all areas of your teeth and mouth. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, you will have extra protection against tooth decay. With your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle where the teeth meet the gums, brush using small, circular movements. Brush all surfaces 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, using whatever type and flavor of floss you prefer.
We encourage you to contact Sterling Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.