Brushing and Flossing Teeth Cary

The importance of proper flossing and brushing of teeth cannot be overstated in the prevention of cavities and other oral hygiene problems. Flossing daily and brushing 2-3 times a day will help your overall oral health. Dental exam visits twice a year are also important to maintain good teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing of teeth help prevent gum disease, improve the appearance of your smile and help with your breath.

Proper tooth brushing can be done in just 2 minutes and should be done after each meal and before bed. Brushing helps in the removal of plaque and food particles that remain after eating. Using the appropriate type of bristle and the style of toothbrush is important. You do not want a toothbrush with the bristle being too soft or hard for your teeth and gums. Have your dentist recommend the proper brush for you. Toothpaste comes with various choices that will help with the reduction of cavities, tarter and gingivitis. Most brands of toothpaste contain fluoride for cavity prevention but also may have teeth whitening benefits.  Other toothpastes are also help patients with teeth sensitivity.

Flossing teeth helps with the removal of food particles and plaque that is built up between your teeth. Cavities between teeth can be a result of improper flossing and lack of attention to this hard to reach area of your mouth. Daily flossing helps to reach areas of the teeth missed by brushing and will reduce the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay.2010-11-21 03.12.02

Having a dentist in Cary perform dental exams and cleanings on semi-annually basis will help catch any problems as they arise and compliment your daily flossing and brushing. To get help with which toothbrush and floss to use ask the dentist at the office of Dr. Carlos Privette and Associates. We can instruct you on brushing and flossing in Cary NC.


Dr Carlos Privette & Associates

970 Northwoods Drive
Cary, NC 27513 United States

Phone: (919) 465-0799
Fax: 919-465-0797


Mon. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tues. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri. 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sat. & Sun.