A: Good brushing and flossing before a cleaning appointment is definitely healthy, but only if done on a regularly, not just on a short term basis. If you’re only brushing and flossing twice a day for a few days before your visit, it won’t hide that you aren’t following a regular oral health routine the rest of the time. You will still have plaque buildup, potential cavities and inflamed gums.
The next time you have a cleaning, see if you can continue the good habits until the following appointment. That way, you are building healthy habits and not scrambling to get into the routine just before the date appears on your calendar.
Schedule your next appointment now – and get into the routine today.