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Should Your Toothbrush Move in Circles or Straight Lines
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and clean teeth, the ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth, allowing you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are worn out. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Make sure to use ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Proper Technique For Brushing Place your toothbrush so it is positioned at a 45-degree angle towards the gums. Move the brush back and forth in short or tooth-wide strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, then move on to the inner surfaces, finishing with the chewing surfaces of the teeth. To clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up and down strokes. Brush for two minutes, twice per day. Floss and Mouthwash Role No amount of brushing will make up for the use of floss and mouthwash. You should floss one time each day and always do it before brushing to ensure the bacteria and plaque are removed from your mouth. Then comes the brushing which we covered above. After you finish brushing your teeth, commonly, most of us want to rinse our mouths. If you do that following brushing you rinse a good portion of the fluoride from toothpaste that is on your teeth. Instead, rinse and gargle with your fluoride mouth wash only. This applies more fluoride to protect your teeth and also rinses out your mouth. We hope this message keeps you better informed. If you have any other questions or comments, please contact our office. Also, if you have any issues with your oral health our office is always excited to help new patients. Don't hesitate to give us a call and get an appointment scheduled....
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How to Make Sure Your Dental Bonding Lasts
Posted on 10/15/2019 by Kelly Hong
In case you're wondering what dental bonding is, it is a great way to solve the problem of weak and chipped teeth. Have you ever chipped your tooth or weakened it somehow and wondered how you could correct the situation? Sometimes, it's not even about the appearance; leaving the chipped or weakened tooth in its state might leave you in pain. That's where tooth bonding comes in. Why You Should Get Dental Bonding Despite being a simple procedure, dental bonding ensures that you can restore your weakened and chipped teeth as well as avoid unthinkable pain later on. We advise you to come into our offices for your dental bonding procedure as we have vast experience in carrying out the procedure for hundreds of clients. It is much quicker than most other dental procedures and it offers durable results. Dental bonding works best on the areas of your teeth that have low pressure, such as your front teeth, or areas that don't need extensive repair. In the event of more extensive damage or in case you've got damaged molars, it might be a better idea to get a crown or a veneer. The thing about dental bonding is that it doesn't last as long as veneers. However, given you take care of them properly, you should be able to keep them around for up to a decade. That entirely depends on how well you take care of them, however. You should ensure that you do not apply too much biting pressure with the teeth on which the dental bonding is applied. That's why it is used on teeth with very low biting pressure to begin with. How to Get Your Dental Bonding to Last for Long To get your dental bonding to last longer, you should also avoid anything that exerts undue pressure on your teeth, such as ice cubes, biting your nails, hard candy, and so on. You should also avoid using tobacco, tea, and coffee, which could easily stain the resin. Dental bonding is great for your teeth and, given the right kind of protection, can serve you for a very long time. Come to our offices and talk to us about dental bonding today....
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Having Good Oral Health Can Reduce Some Big Risk Factors
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
You probably know that taking good care of your oral health will prevent common thing's like bad breath, rotting teeth, and gum disease. What most people don't understand is the links between good oral care and a healthy body. How can brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash protects some of the most crucial parts of your body. Let's jump in and see what researchers have discovered. What Areas of My Body Are Linked to My Oral Health? The inner lining of your heart has tubes called valves that can become infected when there are bacteria or other germs in another part of your body. For example, your nose or mouth develops an infection with bacteria. The bacteria can then make its way into your bloodstream and settles in parts of your heart. Poor oral health can affect your cardiovascular system as well. Research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries, and stroke are linked to infections that come from oral bacteria. Poor oral health causes problems with pregnancy like premature birth. Build up enough bacteria in your mouth, it makes its way down into your lungs and causing pneumonia. How Can I Maintain Good Oral Health? It's important first to floss your teeth once per day and then brush for two minutes twice per day. Follow that up with a mouthwash containing fluoride. Eat healthy foods and limit yourself on foods that have added sugars. Make sure you replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings every 6 months. Avoid alcohol and tobacco products, it says on the package can cause cancer. Our office is here to help you maintain the best oral care possible. If you have questions, please contact us. We take our patients care seriously and are happy to connect with new patients. If you think you may experience problems with your oral health, please call us and we will set up an appointment as soon as possible to address your needs....
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All Posts:
Should Your Toothbrush Move in Circles or Straight Lines
10/25/2019
How to Make Sure Your Dental Bonding Lasts
10/15/2019
Having Good Oral Health Can Reduce Some Big Risk Factors
9/25/2019
How Dangerous Ice Can Be for Your Oral Health
9/15/2019
Ways to Tell if Your Tooth is Dying
8/25/2019
Did You Know You Could Get a Celiac Diagnosis from Your Teeth?
8/15/2019
Damage That Comes from Clenching Your Teeth
7/23/2019
Could Your Oral Health Improve with Fluoride Treatments?
7/13/2019
It Is Important to Eat Only the Right Foods Following Any Type of Oral Surgery
6/25/2019
How to Tell if a Filling Breaks
6/15/2019
Your Oral Health Can Improve from Yoga!
5/25/2019
Why Telling Us About Dental Fears Can Give You the Strength to Overcome Them
5/15/2019
Importance of Two Dental Visits Each Year
4/25/2019
If You Regularly Snack on Fresh Produce, It Can Leave You With a Whiter, Healthier Smile
4/15/2019
Talking with Us During Your Visits Helps Ensure You Get the Care You Need
3/25/2019
Taking Care of Your Teeth After Adult Braces
3/15/2019
Could Changing Your Toothpaste Make Brushing More Fun?
2/25/2019
Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Mouthwash
2/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Enamel Thick and Strong
1/25/2019
Understanding the Importance of Healthy Taste Buds
1/15/2019
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
12/30/2018
What to Do to Ease Cold Sensitivity in Your Teeth
12/20/2018
Any Form of Tobacco is a Dental Danger
11/30/2018
3 Most Common Mistakes with Your Oral Hygiene Routine
11/20/2018
Medicines to Help with a Tooth Ache Until We Can See You
10/20/2018
How Do Crunchy Vegetables Improve Your Oral Health?
9/30/2018
How Certain Types of Gum Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
9/20/2018
What Materials Make up Composite Fillings?
8/30/2018
What Happens When You Brush Too Much?
8/20/2018
The Different Stages of Dental Decay
7/20/2018
How Does Lupus Affect Your Oral Health?
7/10/2018
Options for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
10/30/2010

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