Home Dental Care

Home Brushing

Harlingen home dental careStep 1—Place bristles along the gum line at a 45 degree angle. Gently brush using a circular motion along the outer and inner tooth surfaces.

Step 2—Brush each tooth individually! Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth.

Step 3—Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth and use a gentle back and forth motion. Brush the tongue to remove odor-producing bacteria or use a tongue scraper.

Flossing

Wind 18″ of floss around middle fingers of each hand, and pinch the floss between thumbs and index fingers leaving 1″-2″ length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between teeth. Use index fingers to guide floss between the contacts of the lower teeth.