If you find that almost every time you come in for your visit, you have another cavity, something might be amiss. You might think to yourself, “But I brush and floss!” as you wonder how you could possibly be facing the need for another filling. The light at the end of the tunnel in this case is the fact that you might be overlooking some very-easy-to-miss details that are keeping you from maintaining your oral health as you are trying so thoughtfully to do. Don’t worry. We can help immediately!
Show Us Your Approach
You might think that the way you’re brushing and flossing your teeth to protect your oral health lines up with our suggestions. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some room for improvement. For first hand, professional verification that you’re doing it all correctly (or for some pointers on making your efforts more effective), show us how you’re brushing and flossing. Then, remain open to a live demonstration, so you can return home prepared for better care.
Don’t Cut Corners
If you’re cutting corners, you aren’t tricking your mouth or getting away with anything. Instead, you are missing important details that will lead directly to cavity formation. Keep your oral health in its best condition by remembering the following:
- Every time you brush your teeth, it should last two minutes (this should take place in the morning and at night).
- Every time you brush, it should be with toothpaste that contains fluoride and a brush that has soft bristles.
- Every time you floss, you should floss your entire smile (this needs to occur daily).
- If you eat sugar or carbs, it’s best to rinse your smile, wait for a bit (a half hour is ideal), and then brush to prevent decay.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.