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Time To Replace Your Toothbrush

Image of used old and new toothbrushes isolated on a white backgWe all know the importance of brushing every day to keep our teeth healthy, and since we use this simple device every single day, it is also important to make sure we are using a toothbrush that is clean and in good shape. Because of that, the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, or as soon as the bristles become frayed from brushing.

Normal Wear And Tear
After about three months the bristles on your toothbrush are not as effective at cleaning your teeth. While you may think your toothbrush is working just fine but after a few months, it quits being effective at removing plaque from your teeth and gums. It also is not able to get into all of the nooks and crannies of your mouth and clean your teeth and gums as well as a new toothbrush. The bristles become dull and out of place and are not able to do their job properly. Continue reading

Visiting And Having Dental Exams For Adult

Lady having dental checkupYour regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth.

Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Continue reading

4 Signs Your Mouth is Giving You to Visit the Dentist ASAP

Woman frowning with the pain of a toothache Going to the dentist for regular checkups can be tedious, we know. But it’s necessary. Oral hygiene is vital for your overall health and neglecting it for long periods of time can result in unnecessary complications.

If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while and start noticing these four symptoms, do yourself a favor and do not ignore them.

 

  • Toothaches

 

Okay, let’s just state the obvious. If you’re feeling pain in your teeth – or even your jaw – it is probably smart to get it checked out by a professional. We can’t stress enough how much early detection and preventive care works best when it comes to your teeth. Continue reading

Cavities: Ways on How To Prevent It

brushing teethThe first step towards preventing cavities is understanding them. Cavities occur when damaged areas in the tooth’s surface develop into small openings or holes. While cavities result from a combination of factors, such as frequent snacking, sugary foods and drinks, and an accumulation of bacteria, proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent them from developing.

Family History
Not every family makes brushing and flossing a priority, but that is not the only way family history can contribute to cavities. For some patients, an increased risk of cavities comes down to genetics. If the members of your family seem to be naturally susceptible, make regular home care and checkups a priority. Continue reading