Oral Hygiene

Healthy Oral Hygiene

Get Tips and Preventative Care from Our McKinney Dentists

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice, so it's vital to take care of your teeth. Our dentists in McKinney are here to help you achieve and also maintain optimal oral health. We offer our patients a wide range of services, from preventive care to restorative treatments. We also offer tips on how to take care of your teeth at home.

For example, we recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily. We also recommend avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks that often damage tooth enamel. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our office. We're always happy to help!

Choosing the Right Oral Hygiene Products

When it comes to oral hygiene, there are a lot of products on the market. So, how do you know which are right for you? The best way to start is by talking to your dentist. We can help you understand which products will work best for your individual needs. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, we may recommend a toothpaste that is designed specifically for sensitive teeth. 

In addition, we can also help you identify any other oral health problems that you may be experiencing and recommend the best course of action. Once you've talked to your dentist, make sure to read the labels on all of the oral hygiene products that you're considering. This will help you understand what each product is designed to do and how to use it effectively. 

By choosing the right oral hygiene products, you can help keep your teeth healthy and bright for many years.

Get Preventative Dental Care with Apollo Dental

Preventative dental care is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. By keeping up with regular cleanings and exams, you can avoid major problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Apollo Dental is committed to providing quality preventative care for our patients. We offer comprehensive exams that check for signs of damage or disease. 

We also provide professional cleanings that remove plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay. In addition, we offer sealants and fluoride treatments that help to protect teeth from cavities. With our preventative dental care, you can keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Properly Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth will always be an important part of oral hygiene, but it's also important to do it properly. Using the wrong technique can actually damage your teeth and gums. Here are some tips for proper brushing:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. The medium or hard bristles can damage your gums.
  • Use gentle circular motions. Scrubbing back and forth can also damage your gums.
  • Brush for two minutes. This gives you enough time to thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth.
  • Spit, don't rinse. Rinsing immediately after brushing washes away the fluoride from your toothpaste, which reduces its effectiveness.

Following these simple tips will help you brush your teeth properly, keeping your smile healthy and bright.

Properly Flossing

Flossing properly is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Here are a just few tips to help so that you can get the most out of your flossing routine:

  • Use a long piece of floss so that you can wrap it around each finger. You can have more control over the floss and help to avoid poking your gums.
  • Wind the floss around each tooth in a "C" shape. This will help to remove plaque from the gum line.
  • Be gentle when flossing. It's important to not snap the floss into your gums, as this can irritate the tissue.
  • Use a back-and-forth motion to move the floss between each tooth. Be sure to use a clean section of floss with each tooth.
  • Finish by rinsing out your mouth when you’re done. This will help to remove any food particles that were loosened by the floss.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and free of plaque buildup.

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