Many dental patients wonder why, with all the developments in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss.
The Most Important Tools to Keep Your Smile Healthy
It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are your best friends to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for dental patients!
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an important part of everyday oral hygiene.
Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush. Just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making certain to reach all the surfaces and nooks and crannies.
Flossing should be done once a day and is vital for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. As we eat, fragments of food get caught between our teeth. If it’s not cleaned off, it allows bacteria to thrive. The bacteria and film create plaque which hurts both teeth and gums. Flossing daily removes bits of food before they turn into plaque.
I’m Dr. Steven Gustafson, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.
Our friendly staff loves sending our patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.
We’d love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic.
Give us a call today at 248-541-8770!
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