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It is imperative that you care for your teeth at home. Dr. Jun H Chung suggests that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day.

What is the correct way to brush my teeth?
Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Hold your toothbrush at a 45° angle to the gums when you brush. Using gentle, back-and-forth strokes, brush the outside, inside, and chewing surface of each tooth. Make sure to brush your tongue from back to front to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.

What is the correct way to floss my teeth?
Use a strand of floss about 18 inches long. Wrap it around a finger on each hand, leaving an inch or two between your hands to work with. Gently work the floss in between your teeth and follow the curves of your teeth. It is important that you floss beneath the gum line using a C shape around the tooth.

What is the result of good oral hygiene my teeth?
Good oral hygiene results in a healthy mouth. Your teeth should be clean and free of plaque. If you take good care of your teeth, your gums should be pink and should not bleed when you brush and floss.

Please contact Lansdowne Dental Arts at 703-858-5990 today for more information about dental hygiene in Leesburg, Virginia, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.