To deep clean your teeth at home like a dental hygienist, you will need:
- A toothbrush
- Hygienist Recommended Toothpaste
- Dental floss
If you have an electric toothbrush, simply follow the instructions that came with the toothbrush. If you are using a manual toothbrush, be sure to use gentle circular motions, brush along the gum line and brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the front, back, and top. Finish by brushing your tongue. Spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse your mouth out with water. Swish water around in your mouth for 30 seconds to 1 minute before spitting it out.
Also, don't forget about flossing! Use dental floss to get in between all of your teeth. flossing will help remove any lingering bacteria in your mouth. Be sure to use a back-and-forth motion, as well as a gentle up-and-down motion. Finish by rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash.
To keep your smile bright and shiny, it is important to develop a regular cleaning routine. American Dental Association advises that we should brush our teeth at least twice per day and floss at least once per day.