Learn how good oral hygiene supports a better smile in Salt Lake City, UT

Prevention is the key to save money on dental care and ensure you have a beautiful smile. Dr. David Cannon believes that education is fundamental to patient care and provides personalized tips for good oral hygiene to patients in Salt Lake City, UT, area.

The best method for using your toothbrush

It’s crucial to brush your teeth at least twice every day, but people at higher risk for developing cavities should consider brushing after every meal. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are more effective at reaching the tiny crevices on your molars and underneath the gum line. The method you use to brush is much more important than the toothpaste you use. Make circular strokes across all the surfaces of your teeth, and be sure to brush your tongue and cheeks to remove all the bacteria. This should take you about two minutes, and you should brush gently to prevent damage to the enamel.

Oscillating electric toothbrushes have proven to be more effective at removing plaque in your mouth, and many of them are equipped with timers to ensure you brush each part of your mouth long enough to clean them.


You should floss at least once daily right before you brush your teeth. Get about 18” of floss, and wrap it around your index fingers, so you have a solid grip. Move the floss up and down slowly between each tooth five times, and pull the floss into a C shape in both directions to remove plaque and debris below the gum line.

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Good Oral Hygiene at Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City UT Area

Everyone should have at least two hygiene appointments per year, and some patients may require more to prevent tooth decay. The oral hygienist has the tools and experience to safely and gently remove tartar buildup that can’t be removed with your home care. Dr. Cannon will examine your teeth during this appointment and help you identify areas that need special care.

By adhering to a strict oral hygiene routine, you can prevent serious issues with your oral health and save a lot of time and money at the dentist. Dr. Cannon is committed to using the best preventative measures to protect your teeth and gums for as long as possible. To learn more about improving your oral hygiene, contact our office in Salt Lake City, UT, today at (801) 406-9985.

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Dr. David H. Cannon best Dentist in the Lake City.

Dr. David H. Cannon of Cannon Dental is a popular dentist in Salt Lake City. Following his graduation from the University of Utah, he continued his education to later graduate from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Having completed a residency at the VA in West Virginia, he began providing his dental services to patients in Utah. Dr. Cannon’s family have been leading dental practitioners in the Salt Lake Valley for over a century. He is a member of the Utah Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. He is also a Graduate of UCLA Aesthetic Continuum. Dr. Cannon provides a range of customized preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry services.