Oral Hygiene

At Furumoto Dentistry, we know that along with our expert dental care, the cornerstone to a healthy smile is proper brushing and flossing at-home. That’s why we encourage all of our Diamond Bar patients to practice a good oral hygiene regimen with the following steps.

Proper Brushing

brushUse a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of fluoride toothpaste. When you brush your teeth, move the brush in small, circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line. Hold the toothbrush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, covering all areas between teeth and the surface of each tooth. It will take you several minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Brush up on the lower teeth, down on the upper teeth and the outside, inside and chewing surface of your front and back teeth. Brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before you rinse.

Brush your teeth three times daily to avoid the accumulation of food particles and plaque:

  • In the morning after breakfast
  • After lunch or right after school
  • At bedtime

Do not swallow any toothpaste, and rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after you finish brushing. As soon as the bristles start to wear down or fray, replace your toothbrush with a new one.

Proper Flossing

flossFor areas between the teeth that a toothbrush can't reach, dental floss is used to remove food particles and plaque. Dental floss is a thin thread of waxed nylon that is used to reach below the gum line and clean between teeth. It is very important to floss between your teeth every day.

Pull a small length of floss from the dispenser. Wrap the ends of the floss tightly around your middle fingers. Guide the floss between all teeth to the gum line, pulling out any food particles or plaque. Unwrap clean floss from around your fingers as you go so that you have used the floss from beginning to end when you finish. Floss behind all of your back teeth.

Floss at night to make sure your teeth are clean before you go to bed. When you first begin flossing, your gums may bleed a little. If the bleeding does not stop after the first few times flossing, let a staff member know at your next appointment.

Contact Your Diamond Bar, CA Dentist Today!

Just as good oral hygiene is important for a healthy and beautiful smile, so is keeping up with regular visits to your Diamond Bar, CA dentist. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic services or just looking for a high quality general dentistry to call your home, Drs. Michael & Brent Furumoto and our professional team are ready to provide you with the best dental care and services throughout Diamond Bar, Brea, Chino Hills, Walnut and the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (909) 861-3515 or request an appointment today! We can’t wait to hear from you!