Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral hygiene and minimizing dental plaque and stones (tartar). However, professional cleaning (maintenance care) is necessary to eliminate stones in places that the toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach. To ensure optimal oral health, it is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. For some people, brushing and flossing after every meal and before bed may be necessary.
If you are unsure of the proper brushing and flossing techniques, it is best to consult your dentist or dental hygienist for instructions or a demonstration. By following these simple steps, you can help keep your teeth healthy and free of plaque. Regular visits to your dentist or dental hygienist will also help to ensure that your teeth remain in good condition.