Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime if you take care of them. Follow these simple tips to ensure that your healthy smile will be with you for years to come.
For most people, it really doesn’t matter if you choose a manual or a powered toothbrush. The important thing is that you brush all sections of your mouth for at least two minutes. When controlled for time, studies indicate that the results are identical with either a manual or a powered toothbrush.
However, people who are unable to apply firm pressure while brushing would be better served by using a powered toothbrush.
If you struggle with arthritis or limited mobility, a power toothbrush is probably a better choice. The toothbrush provides much of the brushing action for you, so you get a better clean with a lot less movement on your part.
Flossing is essential for removing plaque and tartar from the spaces where your toothbrush cannot reach. Unfortunately, “only 35 percent of patients occasionally use dental floss, and only 2 to 15 percent floss daily.” Some people find regular dental floss to be painful or difficult to use. For these people, using an oral irrigator can be a good option.
Regular rinsing with a mouthwash that contains fluoride is an essential component of an effective dental care regimen. However, dentists recommend that children under 6 should not be using products containing fluoride.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on good dental care. Another great thing you can do to protect your smile is visit Complete Dental Care in Brandon for regular checkups. Don’t you think it’s time to call our Brandon, FL office today to schedule that appointment?
Dr. Richard Assing
719 W Robertson St.
Brandon, FL 33511
Monday: 8AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 6PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6PM
Friday: 8AM – 12PM