Brightwork Dental Care

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take charge of your oral health

Dental care doesn't end when you get home from your appointment. Healthy, happy teeth are only sustainable with a solid dental routine. Our hygiene team is passionate about educating patients on how to optimize their hygiene at home. These useful tips will ensure that you feel good about your smile so that you can avoid complicated, and expensive, treatments in the future. Here we will answer some common questions from our patients, as well as provide helpful tips on maintaining and simplifying your dental home care.

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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

our tips for healthy teeth

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Proper brushing technique

This video shows you how to properly brush your teeth to remove plaque and food particles and promote a healthy mouth and smile.

proper flossing technique

In this video, we will show you the proper technique for flossing to remove plaque and food particles under the gum line and in between teeth where a toothbrush can't always reach

water flossing technique

This video demonstrates how to properly use a water flosser and how it promotes oral health.

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