Many of Dr. David C. Montz’s patients walk in for cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. And most want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered is our business and we’re proud to help. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we are all about educating our patients on Dental Health in Manvel. Here are 3 tips on improving your smile!
1. Soft Bristle Toothbrush
Gentle brushing will accomplish the same results as hard bristle brushing without the abrasive damage to gums and gum line. There is never a good reason to use hard bristle toothbrushes. Better yet, wet the soft bristle toothbrush to be sure the bristles are pliable before brushing.
2. Minutes of Brushing and Flossing
Split the mouth into fourths and spend a good 30 seconds in each quarter. Hit the chewing surfaces, the inside surfaces, the outside surfaces and gently massage the gums. Be sure to clean the far side of the back tooth that is never visible but can collect food and allow tooth decay to begin. Take two minutes to floss after brushing in the evening to remove any remnants the toothbrush couldn’t coax out and to clean any build-up. You have approximately 32 teeth and 32 gaps to floss. Two minutes should do the trick, but adding an extra minute for good measure could really help your dental health in Manvel.
3. Times a Day
Brushing after every meal should be your goal. This is difficult for many who are not home for their midday meal. To achieve fantastic dental health in Manvel, brushing is your top priority. There are as many toothpaste choices out there as you have teeth; without consistent brushing and flossing, those teeth are facing sure destruction. Don’t misunderstand, toothpaste is vital. Toothpaste acts as the vehicle that collects the debris, keeps the bristles pliable, fluoridates the mouth, freshens the breath and a myriad of other side jobs. After every meal, gently removing food debris prevents breakdown on precious tooth surfaces. Even if you don’t use toothpaste after lunch, a quick brush can keep your teeth stay free of build-up
Here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we understand that nature has dealt crooked teeth, sensitive teeth, and weak teeth to many patients. When you schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Montz, you will be advised on ways to correct your smile.