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An effective daily oral hygiene regimen is founded on brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss at least once per day. When brushing your teeth the American Dental Association recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.

If you frequently struggle to clean a specific area, you might want to try using an interdental brush. This is essentially miniature toothbrush with an angled and tapered brush head designed to help you clean hard to reach places. They are typically sold in small packs amongst other oral hygiene products.

If you also have traditional braces, you might find an interdental brush helpful for cleaning around hardware components as well as removing food particles from spacers and bands. They are often sold in small packs in the oral hygiene aisle of most stores.

After you are done brushing and flossing you might also want to vigorously rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash. Not only can this help to remove loosened material it can also help to reduce the overall population of bacteria in your mouth. Just make sure that it has earned the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live Allen and Dallas, Texas area and you have an oral health concern, you should call our Allen office at 972.947.2000 or our Dallas office at 972.947.2000 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Deji Fashemo and the staff at Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics.