Are You Leaving Areas Of Your Smile Unclean When You Brush?
Posted June 1, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day will help you fight cavities and gum disease, and maintain an attractive appearance. So if you brush consistently, and see your dentist for regular dental checkups, you should have nothing to worry about…right? When it comes to daily oral care, you should be careful to make sure that you are thorough in your efforts. If you fail to fully clean your teeth, you can allow plaque to gather, and tartar to form. Patients can discover they need a cavity treatment despite their apparent efforts because of that inconsistency. If you want to fully clean your teeth, you need to work at it effectively. You also need to do more than just brush – to effectively reach those spaces between teeth, you need to floss.
As part of your daily routine, flossing will help you clean out those hard to reach spaces between teeth. Brushing alone can leave this considerable portion of a tooth’s surface area poorly tended. Floss once a day, and make sure you move the string vertically when you do. This will ensure that you clean out the areas where your teeth meet your gum line. Leaving those spaces poorly addressed will increase your risk for gum disease.
Your dentist and hygienist can gather considerable information about your oral care habits during your routine appointment. This is good news – if you are failing to properly address your oral care needs, they can warn you before something harmful develops. Patients who combine these visits with diligent daily oral care can more effectively control their risks for cavities and gum disease.
Patients who want to enjoy superior smile care should make an appointment at Wager-Evans Dental. Our practice offers a comprehensive range of oral health support, and we are excited to help every patient take terrific care of their teeth. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.