4 Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Tiptop Shape

4 Tips for healthy teeth

1) Brush your teeth at least twice a day!

The importance of brushing your teeth daily is to disrupt the formation of plaque. Undisrupted plaque turns into tartar and can lead to gum disease and bone loss. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing in the morning and the evening. If looking for extra care, try using a powered brush such as a Sonicare or Oral-B, and brush in-between meals to keep plaque and bacteria to a minimum. 

2) FLOSS Every day! 

Floss gets in-between the teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing every day will prevent plaque from hardening between the teeth. Plaque begins to harden within 48 hours. Once plaque hardens is cannot be brushed off and is best removed by a professional, and, if left for too long can lead to gum disease. 

3) Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head quarterly! 

The ADA recommends you replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or when bristles become frayed. If bristles on your toothbrush become frayed and worn, your brush may lose its effectiveness. Clinical research has shown that a new toothbrush removes more plaque than an old one. 

4) See your dental office regularly! 

Find a dental office you like! Make sure you get along well with the doctor and your hygienist and that communication is good! The ADA recommends going in for dental checkups every 6 months. This is to maintain healthy teeth and gums! Your dental professional may recommend more frequent visits if additional health is needed. We are not only cleaning those pearly whites, but we are also checking for tooth decay, oral cancer and gum health are just some of the things we are on the lookout for. When regular visits are scheduled and the tips above are followed, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy! 

Go to https://norcalfamilydental.com for more teeth whitening information or call NorCal Family Dental Group at (707) 691-5251.

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