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You deserve the healthiest smile possible, and one of the best ways to achieve that smile goal is by keeping up on oral hygiene. However, this might be a difficult task if you don’t know much about oral hygiene and how to take good care of your teeth and gums. So, to help you, Dr. Peter Karsant and our dental team would be happy to give you some facts about oral hygiene in San Francisco, California.

It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day. However, this is only effective when you have the right tools, so brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you brush, scrub for two minutes each time and thoroughly clean each quadrant of your smile. It’s also important to floss once a day. When flossing, be gentle along the gumline and make sure to clean the sides of each tooth. If possible, rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

It’s also important to visit our office every six months for a checkup. This appointment is vital because it helps you avoid dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, by completely removing the bacteria from your teeth and gums.

It’s best to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly. This is recommended because fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth sensitivity and cavities. To access fluoride, you can receive a professional fluoride treatment at our office, brush with fluoride toothpaste, and drink tap water.

For more information and details about how to keep your smile in tip-top shape, we invite you to contact Karsant Dentistry at 415-333-3919. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we are excited to teach you how to take proper care of your smile!