Cleanings & Exams at
Route 66 Smiles
Family Dentistry

Dr. Tate and our talented Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry team put our patients on track to attain stellar oral health and dental habits from their first visit onward. Here at Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry, we suggest visiting our offices twice yearly for a dental cleaning and exam. These appointments are essential to your oral health plan, ensuring your teeth, gums, and overall oral health flourish.

Perfect Your
Dental Habits at Home

Brushing Tips

  • Use a soft to an extra soft toothbrush. 
  • Position the brush at a 45-degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. 
  • Repeatedly move the brush in a circular motion using small, gentle strokes.
  • Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth.
  • Slow down, reduce pressure, or stop if you feel discomfort while brushing.
  • Follow the above directions while cleaning the inside of the back teeth.
  • Watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. 
  • When finished, rinse vigorously to remove any plaque you might have loosened.

Flossing Tips

  • Periodontal disease usually appears where your toothbrush cannot reach. 
  • Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from hard-to-reach surfaces.
  • Start with a piece of floss about 18 long. 
  • Lightly wrap most of the floss around the middle finger of either hand.
  • Gently insert the floss tightly between the teeth using a back-and-forth motion. 
  • Do not force the floss or try to snap it into place. 
  • Bring the floss to the gum line, then curve it into a C-shape against one tooth.
  • Slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel light resistance.
  • Move the floss up and down on the side of one tooth. 
  • When you finish, rinse vigorously with water to remove plaque and food particles.
  • Bleeding and soreness are normal, do not be alarmed.

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