Tidbits & Secret to Smile
Helping Your Smile Last A Lifetime...
Did you know most adults brush for just 67 seconds? That’s almost half as long as they should. Proper brushing is not about merely putting the toothbrush in the mouth for a few seconds. It requires at least two minutes- that’s right, 120 seconds. Also, Brushing your tongue helps.
Did you know that flossing takes care of up to 35% of your tooth surfaces untouched and unclean by the toothbrushing?
Mouthrinse can be an important part of your oral care regimen if you choose one with fluoride. Since rinsing with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, it can be particularly beneficial to individuals with exposed roots due to receding gums.
Without balanced diet rich in proper nutrients, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. Furthermore, foods high in carbohydrates, starches, and sugars greatly contribute to plaque acid production.
Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings. These visits are very important- even if you’re one of those few people who rarely gets a cavity- because the dentist also checks for early signs of gum disease, oral cancer and other potentially serious problems that can only be detected during the dental visit. Remember, preventive care can help keep monitor problems from becoming major ones.
Did you know that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months or when the bristles appear worn? A worn toothbrush may not clean effectively and may harm your gums. An Electric toothbrush is as effective as the manual toothbrush if not better, make sure you choose the right one ask your Dentist in your next visit.