5 Ways Dentists Keep Their Teeth Healthy

Posted on: March 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered how dentists take care of their teeth? While they brush and floss just like the rest of us, they also do some other things to keep their teeth and gums in optimal condition.  Furthermore, the manner in which dentists brush and floss tends to be different.

Here is a look at a couple ways dentists keep their chompers healthy.

Dentists Brush in Quite the Careful Manner

It is not enough to brush twice per day.  Ask any dentist about his or her brushing habits and you will find the length of each brushing session and the technique used matters just as much as the frequency of brushing.  Dentists focus on the brushing motion throughout the entirety of the session.

An effective way to brush is to hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the gum line.  Move the brush in short circular motions across the entirety of the tooth surface. Most dentists rotate in a new toothbrush every couple of months.

Dentists Brush More Than Their Teeth

The condition of the tongue, cheeks and roof of the mouth impact teeth as well as the rest of the mouth.  Do not stop brushing after you have moved your toothbrush and the toothpaste across your teeth. Follow the example of your dentist and continue to clean the rest of your mouth.  Bacteria, food particles, plaque and tartar can accumulate on the tongue, gums, inside portion of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth and so on. It might feel a bit awkward to brush the entirety of your mouth yet it will help contribute to top-notch oral health.

Dentists are in the Pro-fluoride Camp

Dentists use fluoridated toothpaste, water and treatment trays.  Fluoride is essential to maintaining tooth enamel strength. Teeth that are regularly treated with fluoride are that much more likely to remain strong and avoid decay in the future.  So go ahead and drink fluoridated tap water, use a fluoridated mouth rinse, brush with fluoridated toothpaste and ask your dentist about fluoride treatments.

Be Mindful of Your Teeth When Selecting Foods and Beverages

The food and beverages you consume serve as the building blocks for your teeth and the rest of your body.  Consume diverse vegetables, fruits and grains. Limit your consumption of sugar and you will notice your teeth look and feel better.

Even Dentists Visit the Dentist

If anyone could get away with skipping a dental appointment, it would be a dentist.  However, dentists do not skip dental appointments. They are well aware of the fact that it is easier for a dentist to analyze their oral health than it is to attempt to perform a self-diagnosis.

There is no sense in waiting until something goes wrong to meet with the dentist.  Visit the dentist once every six months and this professional will have the chance to pinpoint potential problems and treat them before they expand.

What’s the bottom line?

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Robert Daddio D.D.S. & Associates,request an appointment in our Palm Desert dental office here: https://robertdaddiodds.com. Or call us at (760) 394-3088.

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