At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we are always reminding our patients that the first and most effective line of defense against gum disease and tooth decay is to brush and floss consistently.
Many dental patients wonder why, with all the advances in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss.
The Most Important Tools to Keep Your Smile Healthy
It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are your best bet to prevent decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for dental patients!
Brush and Floss Every Day
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene.
Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush. Just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making certain to reach all the surfaces and nooks and crannies.
Flossing should be done once a day and is vital for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. As we eat, fragments of food get caught between our teeth. If it’s not cleaned off, it allows bacteria to thrive. The bacteria and film create plaque which hurts both teeth and gums. Flossing daily removes bits of food before they turn into plaque.
Our friendly staff loves sending our patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it enjoyable to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.
The team at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA would love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic. We serve La Jolla, Solano Beach, Del Mar, and Claremont.
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