Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Now is the perfect time to talk about what our Garland, TX, patients can do to enjoy better dental hygiene. Let’s make sure you greet 2019 with a significantly healthier smile!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Hygiene
Question: Will brushing my teeth improve oral hygiene?
Answer: Yes! When you brush your teeth, you remove food particles from the surface of your teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day, once when waking up and again before going to sleep. Each session should last about two minutes and we recommend using a toothpaste containing fluoride and featuring the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Question: What makes flossing so important?
Answer: Flossing reaches the food particles stuck between the teeth or on the gum line, which brushing alone cannot accomplish. You should floss between each tooth, going up and down the length and reaching below the gum line. Doing so helps reduce the risk of gingivitis and gum disease! You can use floss tape, floss picks, or water flossers.
Question: Do I need to have my teeth examined?
Answer: Yes! Dental exams every six months let our team keep a watchful eye on your smile, identifying the presence of common problems in the early stages, addressing the issue before serious complications rise. You then avoid the need for more intensive and expensive treatments.
Question: Are dental cleanings really necessary?
Answer: During your same visit, we will administer a dental cleaning, in which we remove all plaque and tartar from the smile. Removing plaque helps improve oral health, while also offering patients fresher breath and brighter teeth. Remember, brushing and flossing alone cannot remove plaque buildup. If you have any questions about caring for smiles from home, or about scheduling a checkup and cleaning, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPROVING ORAL HYGIENE?
October is a great time to begin taking better care of your smile. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.