Taking The Mystery Out Of Dental Hygiene

toothbrushanddentalflossAre you completely dedicated to your smile? Are you pro-anything involving your oral health? However, do you feel like as much as you learn, there’s some mystery to effective dental hygiene that leaves you hoping you did a good job once you finish brushing and flossing your teeth? The wonderful news is that there’s not much mystery to the experience once you are filled in on the particulars. Lucky for you, we are ready to steer you through some helpful guidelines to get you on track. Then, of course, you may ask for more detailed explanations during upcoming visits with us.

About Your Toothbrush

One essential factor in dental hygiene is using a toothbrush to brush your teeth. It’s important that you choose a toothbrush that fits in your mouth – if it’s too big, you’re certainly not going to be able to reach your back teeth. With comfort comes the next need: It must have soft bristles. Anything else poses a threat to your enamel and gums.

About Your Floss

You should be thrilled to learn that your dental floss is like your wild card – you are free to choose simply by discovering which one works best for you. The only issue with this blessing is that you may need to try out some different textures, widths, and flavors before you settle on one that you feel is comfortable and effective. Just remember: Waxed is good for tight spaces, wide is good for sensitive gums.

About The Entire Session

Your dental hygiene session is something that is very easy to get through effectively. How? Follow these very simple demystifying steps:

  • Brush twice a day – brush two minutes each time you brush, while addressing every single tooth surface
  • Floss your entire smile once a day, making sure to slide the floss beneath your gumline and to gently curve the floss around the side of each tooth as you go along


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.