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How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

We all know good oral care is key to maintaining a healthy smile, but what exactly does an effective daily oral hygiene regimen entail? While some patients believe brushing their teeth once per day is sufficient to limit bacteria buildup, Dr. Victor Oelbaum—our Bronx-area cosmetic dentist—reveals that a truly clean and sanitary mouth requires a few extra steps. Ideally, patients should brush their teeth at least twice daily—in some cases, Dr. Oelbaum also recommends brushing after lunch depending on the state of your oral health and whether you experience gum disease, gum recession, etc. 

Flossing at least once per day is also essential to keeping your teeth strong and lowering the risk of periodontal disease. Dr. Oelbaum comments that flossing while you’re watching TV can make it easier to establish a consistent routine. We understand our patients lead busy lives, but taking a few minutes to practice proper daily oral care can potentially save you the time and expense of future treatments. Dr. Oelbaum discusses the topic further in the  video below:

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For more routine dental care tips, or to schedule an oral examination and/or cleaning, please contact Victor Oelbaum & Associates today.