You should be doing three things as part of your fundamental oral care routine, according to the American Dental Association:
- Brushing your teeth twice daily
- Flossing every day
- Visiting your family dentist for regular cleanings and exams
Look, none of us are perfect. Few people brush and floss perfectly every time. This is why your professional checkups are so important to preventing cavities and gum disease or catching those problems in the early stages.