5: Flossing and Brushing Are More Effective Than Brushing Alone
A toothbrush works by physically removing plaque — a sticky, bacteria-laden film — from your teeth with its soft bristles. But brushing has one big drawback: A toothbrush’s bristles can’t adequately clean between the teeth or under the gums
4: Flossing Protects Your Gums, Too
The places where the gums and teeth meet are where flossing plays its major role. Floss can get into the space between the teeth and gums, removing much of the food and plaque that a toothbrush or mouthwash can’t move.
3: Flossing Can Save You Money
FACT: For a report published in 2005, CDHP researchers studied the costs of dental care for children who had their first dental checkups before one year of age versus children who had their first visit to the dentist after that age. By their fifth birthdays, the children in the first group had overall dental care costs some 40 percent lower than their peers
2: Flossing Helps Prevent Other Diseases
Tooth and gum disease can have effects that go far beyond discolored teeth, discomfort or bad breath. Extensive research has shown that the bacteria that flourish in an unhealthy mouth can harm the rest of the body, leading to heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illness.
1: Flossing Prevents Tartar Buildup
Flossing allows you to remove the plaque that causes tartar while it’s in its early form: sticky, but soft and pliable. Since plaque doesn’t harden into tartar until it’s been undisturbed for a period of time, regular flossing can keep buildup from happening.
So the next time you decided to skip over the flossing……
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The expertise of SoBeDentist’s Drs. Escoto and Mantovani goes above and beyond cosmetic and general dentistry––for which they are members of several state and national associations––to address sleep apnea and TMJ jaw disorders as well. In addition to relying on them for cleanings, implants, and braces, their patients come to them when they need help screening for sleep apnea or with TMJ symptoms such as headaches, vertigo, ringing of the ears, or head and neck pain. Both pros graduated from New York University’s School of Dentistry, and each has a set of specialties. Dr. Escoto focuses on Neuromuscular dentistry and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Dr. Mantovani specializes in surgery, and has a glimmering list of job and educational experiences that has influenced his career.
Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive – they can tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be developing a disease like diabetes.
New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. For example, when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good, too. On the other hand, if you have poor oral health, you may have other health problems.
Research also shows that good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as a stroke and heart disease. Women with gum disease also show higher incidences of pre-term, low birth-weight babies.
Other research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. Such diseases include:
Since most people have regular oral examinations, their dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.
If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, your poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other health problems, including:
Seeing a dentist regularly helps to keep your mouth in top shape and allows your dentist to watch for developments that may point to other health issues. A dental exam can also detect poor nutrition and hygiene, growth and development problems and improper jaw alignment. Provide your dentist with a complete medical history and inform him or her of any recent health developments, even if they seem unrelated to your oral health.
At home, you can practice good oral hygiene:
The importance of oral health to overall health. Academy of General Dentistry.
We all know “April showers bring May flowers” but why not make this Spring season a little brighter with a new smile!
A Confident Smile Will Change Someone’s Day
Give them a smile: a happy, friendly, and genuine smile. Go ahead, flash it; it’s contagious, it’s infectious, It’s the universal expression of happiness. A simple smile can change someone’s day.
Some people are a little nervous about smiling. They don’t think their smile looks good, or they think that smiling makes them look unprofessional or vulnerable. No matter how professional, intelligent, or “together” you think a serious face makes you appear, people almost always respond better to a smile.
We all know of someone we consider to have an “infectious” smile. Infectious smiles always start with confidence. If you’re not 100% confident in your smile, we’re here to help.
While our first concern is keeping your teeth and mouth as healthy as possible, we have the tools and the training to make sure you have a smile that gives you confidence and a smile that you’re excited to share with others.
We’re more than happy to discuss with you the many options available to help you achieve a smile worth sharing and a smile that will change someone’s day –including your own.
Play it safe with our Valentine’s day tips!
1> Make sure you brush your teeth and tongue (yes, your tongue) twice a day and remove excess plaque and bacteria with flossing.
2> Use anti-bacterial mouth wash once or twice a day.
3> Chew gum. Chewing gum stimulates the salivary function and the function of saliva is to clean your teeth.
4> Eat good dental foods—an apple a day will keep both the doctor and the dentist away. Fiber-rich and crunchy foods are natural tooth cleaners.
5> Never go to sleep with an unclean mouth. When we sleep we have a reduced salivary flow. If you don’t wash away the cavity-causing bacteria your mouth won’t either.
6> Visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups.