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Dental Hygiene

To get the best effects from brushing your teeth, use a soft bristle tooth brush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. When you are brushing your teeth you want to move your brush in small circular motions and be sure to get every area of the tooth, even between your teeth, which is the place most often forgotten. This helps to get the small food particles out that get caught underneath the gum line. On average you should be spending about 2 minutes brushing your teeth every time, this way you are sure that you brushed thoroughly. To get the best results you want to brush in an upward motion on your bottom teeth and downward on your top. Also be sure to remember the outside, inside, and the chewing surfaces of all of your teeth. Last, be sure to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before rinsing. To have the healthiest teeth possible, you should be brushing them at least two times a day. This way there is minimal buildup of food particles and plaque.
The best times to brush your teeth: 
  • Mornings, After Breakfast
  • After Lunch
  • After Dinner
  • Right Before Bed
​The most important being morning, and before bed.
As soon as you notice your tooth brush wearing down and the bristles fraying replace your soft bristle tooth brush with a new one. It is important for you to brush and floss your teeth multiple times a day to keep your teeth white and healthy. 

Brushing

A common place for most patients to get cavities is the spaces between your teeth where the tooth brush can't reach. This is where flossing is helpful, to get the food caught in between the teeth, and important for your teeth to remain healthy, even if you do brush them every day. The main reason for dental floss is to remove food particles and plaque out of tight places. Dental floss is a thin thread of waxed nylon, used to reach below the gum line and in between the spaces of your teeth. It is important to floss, along with your brushing routine, every day.
To floss, you should pull a small length of floss out of the dispenser and wrap the ends of the floss tightly around your middle fingers. You should then guide the floss to slide in between your teeth down to your gum line, and back out, pulling out all of the food particles and plaque that was trapped between the two teeth. You will do this to all of your teeth, including your back teeth, which are often forgotten, or ignored, because they can be hard to reach. Flossing your back teeth is one of the most important places to remember. As you floss, you will slowly begin to unwrap the clean floss from around your fingers so that when you are finished flossing all of your teeth, you have used your entire strand of floss from beginning to end.  
The most important time to floss your teeth is at night, so that they are all clean before you go to bed. That way there is no dirty food or plaque resting on your teeth throughout the night. When you first begin your routine of flossing, your gums may bleed for the first few times. If this bleeding does not go away after you have made this a daily routine for a long period of time, be sure to tell one of our staff members at your next appointment.

Flossing

Healthy Diet

Anyone that is striving to be healthy needs a well-balanced diet to obtain this goal. This includes your teeth, bones, and soft tissue of your mouth. Eating a variety of foods from the five food groups helps to minimize and avoid cavities and other dental problems. Eating too many sweets, starches, and foods containing sugars cause cavities, and if not treated, worse dental problems. These are foods such as candies, cookies, chips, crackers; mainly any type of junk food should be kept to a minimum. Just like unhealthy food is bad for your teeth, healthy food, for example vegetables and dairy products help make your teeth even stronger.
To make sure you keep up with the buildup and plaque that naturally occurs on everyone's teeth, it is important that you visit your general dentist twice a year (every six months). Visiting your dentist for these cleanings on a regular basis is important in order to stay on top of the health of your teeth. At these cleanings, your dentist will examine and evaluate your teeth, and discuss with you any existing dental problems, and the treatment that needs completed to resolve these problems. This is also a perfect opportunity to ask your dentist or hygienist any questions or concerns you have about your mouth or teeth. If there ever comes a time where you have a dental emergency, you should contact  your dentist immediately.  

Dental Visits

Tooth decay is a disease that slowly progresses if it is not treated. This disease is a result of the interaction of bacteria that naturally occurs on the teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria that causes it to produce acids that break down the mineral in teeth, forming what we know of as a cavity. When this happens, dentists remove the decay and fill the tooth with a variety of fillings. This restores the tooth back to a healthy state. Severe damage sometimes results from untreated decay and may require a crown, used to make it stronger. Sometimes, this severe cavity damages the nerve, requiring the nerve to be treated with a root canal.  To avoid this damage to your teeth, all it requires is good dental hygiene: Brush and floss every day, schedule dental cleanings every six months, diet control, and fluoride treatment. Practicing good hygiene avoids unhealthy teeth and costly treatment, and also, fewer visits to the dentist.

Tooth Decay

Sealants are used to protect your back teeth from cavities. The grooves and ridges that form on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth are extremely difficult to clean of bacteria and food. Naturally, as bacteria reacts with food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel causing cavities. Studies have proven that this is the way most cavities are formed.
 
Tooth sealants are necessary for these areas in order to seal the grooves and ridges. This prevents bacteria and food particles from settling in these areas and forming a cavity. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars, premolars, and areas prone to cavities. These sealants last for several years, but need to be checked at your routine hygiene appointments.   

Sealants