Brush Up with Bumgardner

At Bumgardner Family Dental, it is imperative that every one of our client’s needs are handled with care. When you join Bumgardner, you become apart of our family! Brushing and flossing your teeth have many benefits to your overall health, so why have these habits not formed with you throughout your daily routine?

Dental Hygiene: Why is it so important?

Our team wants to discuss the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth in the morning when you wake up and in the evening before your head hits the pillow. Life gets busy, but it is never an option to stop taking care of your beautiful smile. Scheduling regular checkups with a dentist and practicing cleanliness at home are ways to keep your oral hygiene under control.

How to Maintain Oral Hygiene at Home

Below are ways that you can maintain optimal dental health at home!


You should brush your teeth and gums twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Each quadrant of your mouth should be brushed for at least 30 seconds, for a total of 2 minutes of brushing.


We recommend flossing at least once a day to ensure cleanliness between each tooth. Floss removes harmful bacteria and severe damage that can eat away at your teeth.


Eating a balanced diet that is low in sugar can help to keep your smile smile strong and healthy for as long as possible.

Fluoride Treatments

Another great way to promote good oral hygiene is through fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that can prevent and aid in early signs of tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are quick and may be recommended every 3, 6, or 12 months, and it comes in different forms including a solution, gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments are quick and painless!

When it comes to your personal oral hygiene, these suggestions are a great start to begin implementing into your daily routine. It is important to remember that self care is not selfish, and you deserve to feel confident in your smile! 

About Bumgardner Family Dental

Located in Carencro, Louisiana, Bumgardner Family Dental provides multiple dental services, such as general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. The mission of Bumgardner Family Dental is to help you create a smile that will last a lifetime, so let us help you.  For inquiries about our dental services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.