Woman flossingIf you’re keeping up with your daily oral hygiene, but you feel like your smile needs an extra boost, our West Bloomfield dentists are here to help. Sometimes all it takes is a few simple tweaks and upgrades to refresh your smile day to day. Keep reading to get some information and suggestions from our dental team!

So, you’re already brushing your smile twice a day to keep plaque at bay; that’s great! However, you notice that your smile still feels kind of stale and grubby as the day wears on. What to do?

First, make sure that you are cleaning your smile at the right time. You want to clean your smile every morning, so as to clear away plaque that has developed throughout the day. Then, at the very end of your day, you want to brush your teeth so refresh your mouth before bed.

If you’re one of the many people who tends to skimp on flossing, now is the time to add this important dental hygiene step back into your routine! Get into the habit of flossing your smile at night, right before you brush your teeth.

Another thing to consider is whether you’re using the correct type of toothbrush for your smile. Make sure that the head of your toothbrush can fit into the back corners of your smile, so that you can clean your molars. Also, talk to your dentist about what type of toothbrush bristle is appropriate and safe for your smile. Can you use a soft-bristled brush? Soft bristles are gentle on your enamel and you gum tissue.

If you’re unhappy with the current state of your smile, it’s time to reach out for some help and support. Contact our West Bloomfield dentists by giving our office a call or using the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry.