Why should I get my teeth cleaned?
Visiting the dentist regularly will not only keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but also keep the rest of your body healthy. Regular dental visits are a part of: preventing cavities, protecting against periodontal (gum) disease, preventing bad breath, and keeping teeth bright by removing stain build-ups.
How can I take care of my teeth between dental check-ups?
Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes and clean between the teeth daily with floss or a Waterpik. When brushing, you should use a soft or extra soft toothbrush and low abrasive toothpaste. Be aware of food that contains sugar, limiting the frequency of sugary foods can help prevent decay.
Do I really need to floss?
Brushing alone is not enough to keep teeth clean, approximately 30% of tooth surfaces are missed with brushing alone. Cleaning between the teeth daily will reach plaque that brushing misses, typically between the teeth and below the gums. It's important to reach every crevice as leaving plaque behind can lead to cavities and gum disease. Cleaning between the teeth should happen daily with floss or a Waterpik.
What are the Toothpaste Abrasiveness values?
Click to view Chart for Toothpaste Abrasiveness Value (Relative Dentin Abrasion).Toothpaste Abrasiveness Chart