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Should I Brush My Teeth Before My Dental Appointment?

Updated: May 16, 2023

If you have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Brandon or Dr. Iris at Westgrove Dental Care, your dentist in Garden Grove, CA, then YES! We always appreciate it when you brush your teeth before a dental appointment for a few reasons:

  1. Cleaner teeth: Brushing your teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria that can accumulate on your teeth and gums. This will make it easier for your dentist to perform a thorough exam and cleaning.

  2. Fresher breath: Brushing your teeth before a dental appointment can help freshen your breath, which can make the appointment more comfortable for you and your dentist.

  3. Better oral hygiene: Regular brushing is an important part of good oral hygiene, and brushing before a dental appointment is a good reminder to maintain this healthy habit. Your dentist can also offer tips for improving your brushing technique or suggest other oral hygiene practices to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  4. Reduce anxiety: For some people, going to the dentist can be stressful or anxiety-inducing. By taking the time to brush your teeth before your appointment, you can feel more confident and comfortable knowing that your mouth is clean and healthy.

Overall, brushing your teeth before a dental appointment is a simple and effective way to prepare for your visit, promote good oral health, and make the experience more pleasant for you and your dentist. You should always brush your teeth before your dental appointment at Westgrove Dental Care!



Westgrove Dental Care patient brushing his teeth before his dental appointment with Dr. Brandon and Dr. Iris.


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