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The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene routine to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. This consists of brushing your teeth twice each day as well as remembering to thoroughly floss once per day. These simple measures are intended to remove bacterial matter from your mouth before they can contribute to cavities and gum disease.

If you are having some minor issues cleaning a hard to reach place in your mouth, there special oral hygiene tools that might prove helpful. They are often found in the oral hygiene aisle near toothbrushes and dental floss.

An interdental brush incorporates a small angled brush head with a gentle taper. It can help clear away food particles from the contours of your teeth. It can also help clean behind your rear molars or hard to reach areas around a dental bridge or other dental work.

Individuals with tightly spaced teeth might want to try using a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss, to help insert the strand. This can be especially helpful for cleaning around dental work and orthodontic braces.

A dental water flosser might also be helpful for clearing away food deposits and plaque before your brush and floss.

If you live in the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 715-344-9684 to schedule a dental checkup with Christopherson Family Dentistry’s dentist, Dr. Tyler Christopherson.