When it comes to oral health, most people know the importance of brushing twice a day and flossing daily – even those who chose not to follow that schedule. However, even those who brush regularly may be making some very common mistakes. Here are 5 things that you may need to change about how you brush. #1 Not Brushing Long Enough
Tooth brushing plays an important everyday role for personal oral hygiene and effective plaque removal. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important considerations for sound oral hygiene. It is recommended that we replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use. In recent years, scientists have studied whether toothbrushes may harbor microorganisms that
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissues (it is also called gum disease). Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great
We all grow up hearing it is important to brush our teeth twice daily and we all somewhat understand the importance of proper thorough teeth brushing. However, does brushing alone really keep our mouths as clean as we hope? Perhaps this is why our dentists are constantly reminding us to brush and floss to maintain proper dental hygiene at home.
To take full advantage of the benefits of flossing, you must first learn the correct way to floss. Proper flossing involves wrapping the floss in a ‘c-shape’ around one side of the tooth and covering as much surface area of the tooth as possible. Once in place, move the floss up and down along the outer surface and under the