1. Flossing is so beneficial to your oral health. Your teeth have 5 surfaces and your tooth brush only reaches 3 of these when you brush; flossing reaches the areas containing bacteria that your toothbrush cannot. When you do not floss – plaque builds up, creating an acidic environment in your mouth, which promotes the occurrence of cavities, among other negative affects. It is recommended that you floss your teeth 1-2 times per day.
2. How do you know when to change your toothbrush?
It is recommended that you switch out your brush once every three months, or after you have experienced a bout of a cold or flu. If the bristles no longer stand up straight, you may be due for a new brush! Ask your dentist which type of brush is most suitable for your teeth!
3. Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity?
Try Colgate Pro-Relief in topical application for those areas that are causing you grief. Ultimately, regular dental check ups and cleanings are essential to maintain your oral health, as well as to address those areas of sensitivity. Our dentists want you to not only have a beautiful smile, but a comfortable one, too!
4. When should you take your little munchkin in for their first dental visit?
It is recommended to bring your child in to see a dentist at around the age of 1-2 years old (after a couple of teeth have erupted). While the first visit will be quick, our dentists will ensure your child is happy, comfortable and establishes a good impression of their first dental experience.
Did you know?
Baby teeth play an integral role in the mouth, facilitating chewing and digestive abilities, as well as promoting speech and enunciation. Did you also know that primary teeth allow for proper alignment and spacing for permanent teeth? This is why regular oral health care is important in our little one’s mouths!