Many dental patients may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. Along with regular checkups, these tools are your best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease.
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential 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. All you have to do is brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes, making sure to reach all the surfaces.
Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at your local drugstore, so find one you like.
Our involved staff loves sending our Dallas and Valley Ranch area 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 214-488-5505!
Contact The Lewisville Dentist: 214-488-5505
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