We stress the importance of pairing regular dental checkups with proper dental hygiene at home. These practices will help prevent the onset of dental problems like tooth decay and infection. Drs. Taylor, Gordon and Gordon, and our team are happy to educate our patients about dental hygiene.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Your toothbrush should have soft bristles and a head that is small enough to reach all areas of the mouth. Your toothbrush should be replaced at least once every four months. Brush with your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle where the teeth meet the gums. Move your toothbrush back and forth using small, circular movements. Brush all areas of your teeth, paying special attention to the front and back teeth. Brush your tongue from back to front.

Floss with whatever type and flavor you like best. Gently work the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss around each tooth and slide it under the gum line. Move the floss up and down several times to remove plaque.

We invite you to contact Blue Ridge Dentistry today in Boone, North Carolina to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.