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Last time, we went over two key aspects of building a great oral health routine: brushing your teeth, and cleaning your tongue. Here, we look at three more:


Flossing is one of the most important aspects of a proper oral hygiene routine. It should be performed once a day, every day. Flossing is essential for cleaning between your teeth. It removes food particles and helps to combat plaque buildup. Be sure to floss between every single tooth, and to floss beneath the gumline. If you haven’t flossed regularly, you may notice some blood when you start up again. There are a variety of flosses on the market that are geared towards people with sensitive gums that can help with this.


You should be rinsing your mouth each time you brush your teeth or floss. Rinsing helps to remove any missed food particles, fights plaque, and combats bad breath. Be sure to rinse your mouth for at least 30 seconds.

Regular checkups

Finally, you should be seeing your Washington, DC dentist once every six months for a checkup and teeth cleaning. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned helps to maintain the integrity of your teeth. The cleaning you receive at the dentist office goes much deeper than your at-home cleaning. Your teeth will be scaled, which is a key to avoiding plaque buildup. Additionally, your dentist will be able to catch any potentially serious issues before they get too bad if you are in the office on a regular schedule. Schedule your next checkup today.

Making your oral health routine part a daily habit will help you to avoid serious dental problems. The steps in this blog series should guide you towards creating a routine that is easy to follow. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.

At Soft Touch Dentists, we’re dedicated to providing a stress-free and relaxing environment to our dental patients. Whether you need to bring in your little one for a general check up, or need to bring in your teenager for braces, our professional staff of dental hygienists will ensure their experience is as comfortable as possible.


With our state-of-the art facility, we’re proud to offer the latest in innovative dental solutions to patients throughout Washington, D.C.. For the best in general dentistry, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontic surgery, and more, contact our professionals today!


If you’re a new patient, Soft Touch Dentists provides a complimentary insurance verification before your first office visit to ensure you are fully aware of your covered benefits. If you have transportation problems and live within a three mile radius of our practice, we offer complimentary Uber services to and from our office.