Home oral hygiene is very important and requires constant everyday care. Most people should be brushing their teeth at least 2 times a day and floss daily. For some, additional tools and rinses are recommended such as Listerine rinses twice a day, or rubber tip massage. There are oral hygiene aids such as perio aids that can be used for deeper pockets.
We will cover basic techniques here, such as tooth brushing and flossing, that everyone should be doing daily. Your hygienist or dentist will educate you on more advanced oral hygiene tools such as perio-aids.
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This list represents a minimum amount of oral hygiene (some people will require more care).

Tooth brushing – 2 / day
Flossing 1/ day
Listerine rinses (if not contraindicated) – 2 / day
Tongue cleaner 1/ day
Dental exam and cleaning every 6 months

Some people might need to use rubber tip, perio aid, proxy brush or other oral hygiene aids, please check with your hygienist.