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You probably know how important it is to brush your teeth daily. However, many people do not realize that flossing is equally vital. Our dentists and team stress that you practice well-rounded dental hygiene routine. We are happy to give you tips for proper, thorough dental hygiene.

You should brush your teeth at least two times a day for at least two minutes each time. If you have trouble brushing your teeth for the allotted time, try using a timer. Your toothbrush should have a small head with soft bristles. When you brush your teeth, use short, back-and-forth strokes. Do not scrub your teeth, as this can wear down your tooth enamel. It is important to brush all surfaces of your teeth. Also, brush the top of your tongue from back to front.

We stress the importance of flossing between your teeth at least once a day. While brushing your teeth cleans plaque from the large surfaces of your teeth, flossing cleans the plaque from between the teeth. Choose whatever type of floss that you like. Use a piece of floss that is about 18 inches long. Wrap the floss around a finger on each hand until there is an inch or two left over to work with. Gently floss between each tooth. Be sure to guide the floss under the gums in a “C” shape. Use a fresh section of floss between each tooth.

We welcome you to contact New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today at 603-672-6546 to learn more and to set up an appointment with our dentists in Amherst, New Hampshire. We look forward to serving you and your smile!