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Most people know how important it is to brush your teeth every day. However, you may not realize how important flossing is. Dr. Valerie Foster and our team stress the importance of a well-rounded dental hygiene routine. We are happy to give you tips for proper, thorough dental care at home.

How to Brush Your Teeth
You should brush your teeth at least two times every day for at least two minutes each time. If you have a hard time brushing your teeth for the allotted time, consider using a timer. Your toothbrush should have a small head with soft, or extra soft, bristles. When you brush your teeth back-and-forth strokes. Do not scrub your teeth, as this can damage your tooth enamel. Brush all surfaces of your teeth. Pay special attention to your back teeth and the backs of your front teeth.

How to Floss
We stress the importance of flossing between your teeth at least once each day. 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 in between. Gently floss between each tooth. Be sure to guide the floss under the gums in a ā€œCā€ shape. Use a fresh section of floss between each tooth.

Feel free to contact our office today at 503.649.7011 to learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Aloha, Oregon.