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To achieve the pristine oral health you deserve, you need to properly clean your smile before you hit the pillow at night. To help you do so, our Monte Vista Dental team recommends that you complete the following oral hygiene task list:

-Brush your teeth: Make sure you brush your teeth for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. These brushing tools will clean your smile without harming your gums and will also nourish and strengthen your teeth.

-Floss your smile: Floss between your teeth with a flossing tool of your choice. Flossing is very important because it removes the food particles and plaque that are stuck in the crevices of your smile. This will help keep your smile in top-notch condition. As you floss, please be careful along the gumline.

-Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth with beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial mouthwash, for the recommended amount of time on the bottle. Rinsing will help you complete the smile-cleaning job, achieve a pristine breath, and kill the bacteria that threaten to attack your teeth and gums.

-Be aware of teeth grinding: If you tend to grind your teeth at night, it’s best to protect your smile with a mouthguard. Teeth grinding can wear down and fracture your chompers, leaving you with an injured smile.

If you do these four things, you will help your smile stay healthy and strong while you sleep. For more information and details about oral hygiene in Turlock, California, please call our office at 209.669.6500 at your earliest convenience. Your dentist, Dr. Param Gill, and our dental team are more than happy to help you!