Imagine your child is about to get his or her picture taken, and they are asked to say cheese. However, your child is too embarrassed to show his or her teeth. However with proper cleaning, your child might be able to flash a beautiful, healthy set of teeth. This illustrates how important it is to take care of your teeth before the school year begins.

There are several advantages to having your children’s teeth professionally cleaned before resuming the school year. A thorough cleaning will benefit children and college students, and help them to understand the value of having strong, healthy teeth.

If we take care of our teeth the proper way, we will add these rewards to looking our best:

  • Being able to eat our food with comfort.
  • Being able to communicate clearly with one another.
  • Good dental treatment will help kids to continue growing up with healthy teeth.
  • Regular cleaning appointments can help convey a clear understanding of the importance of their teeth to kids.

The best way to start the school year out right, from a dental point of view, is to have any check-ups and cleaning appointments completed before the term begins. This prevents children from extra absences throughout the year. Having teeth cleaned right before school starts is also a good way to catch issues that may have arisen due to relaxed brushing and flossing practice over the summer.

After your professional dental check up, make sure students follow proper brushing procedures throughout the school year, to prevent cavities and other issues. Here are some tips for keeping your teeth clean throughout the year.

Good Dental Hygiene

Some people faithfully brush their teeth each morning and night. However, this is not a guarantee they are practicing good dental hygiene. Your mouth will sometimes need more attention, even beyond your regular oral hygiene routine. To effectively fill all the gaps, you should use the right tools with your brushing technique.

Proper Brush Use

When you are applying your toothbrush, keep in mind the angle to your gums. With a 45° angle, you will effectively get rid of the leftover food specks. Carry out this with brief back and forward strokes from the sides and tops of your teeth. Now, plaque will often build up in the rear end teeth area. So, hold your brush vertically while you do several shorter strokes in the back area. This technique will ensure you polish your teeth satisfactorily.

Pick The Correct Area of the Mouth

Much of the time, we fail to realize how food debris can hide in our molars. Many adults are suggested to select a brush with tiny bristles that can reach into the crevices of the molars. These brushes usually come in a small or medium-sized solely for this purpose.

Brush Often

Then, there are those who have regular brush habits. Even if you clean often, this doesn’t mean you are brushing enough to help your teeth stay clean. The American Dental Association recommends that we should brush twice a day for up to two minutes or more. If you would like to do this accurately, try using the timer on your phone to make sure that you give your teeth a thorough cleaning.

If you’re looking for a dental clinic offering professional cleaning, visit the office of Dr. Larry D. Molenda, D.D.S. in San Marcos, TX.