Dental Care Questions: When Should I…?

Sometimes, you know how to do something. You know the right products that you need, too, in order to properly care for your oral health. However, you may occasionally discover that you’re left with a when question that is actually extremely significant to your ability to properly practice your dental care! While you may feel as though you should already know the answers, remember that it’s perfectly normal to need a review or to realize you’re short on information every now and then. Rather than just guessing, our Del Mar, CA team says: Just ask!

When Should I Floss? Morning Or Night?

When should you floss your smile, you wonder? You always hear that you need to do it morning or night. You must floss once a day for your dental care to remain on track. However, this leaves you to wonder: Well, which one is it? Morning? Or night? Of course, the answer is that there is no solid answer. It’s all about what works best for you. You may even wish to try flossing in the morning and then try flossing in the evening. Consider which one seems to be most beneficial, easiest on your schedule, easiest to follow through on, etc. Then, select the time of day you prefer! It’s that simple.

When Should I Brush? Before Or After Flossing?

Now, you take things one step further with your home dental care question as you want to know not so much when to floss in terms of the morning or the night. You want to know: What comes first, brushing or flossing? Does it matter? Again, our team reminds you that your goal is to be sure you’re brushing twice daily and flossing once daily, as you do your best to avoid the need for restorations like fillings, etc. So, your best approach is the one that you like the most and that is most effective for your daily experience. Try both. Choose the one you like.

When Should I See You For Visits?

Now you’ve got your when-questions answered about addressing your home dental care but what about coming in to see us, you ask? This is very easy, as well! You should come in for dental visits according to the following:

  • See us two times a year, every six months preferably, for your cleaning and your checkup
  • See us between those checkups and cleanings if you notice any smile changes that concern you
  • Feel free to see us any time at all if you are thinking about an elective treatment, such as cosmetic care

Increase Your Smile Care Knowledge

Bring your uncertainties to our attention in terms of your smile care knowledge, even when the topic has to do with when you need to do something. Allow our team to answer all of your dental care questions! To schedule an appointment with Nolan Bellisario, DMD and Todd Pizzi, DDS, call our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.