Should You Change Your Toothbrushing Technique?

Are your teeth being cleaned thoroughly and consistently enough to stay cavity-free? Because we become so comfortable with our daily oral hygiene routines, we sometimes let bad habits slip in without realizing it. Over time, you can experience a buildup of tartar because of this, which leads to more problems with dental decay and gum disease. Our Redmond, OR dentist’s office is able to help patients identify shortcomings in their approach to oral health that should be addressed. When you change your habits, you can avoid future difficulties with your dental health that call for restorative dental work!

Are You Doing Enough To Avoid Cavities?

Each day, you make choices that impact your cavity risk. When you eat a smart diet, floss on a daily basis, and brush thoroughly, you will be able to fight problems with oral bacteria that make you vulnerable to problems. Unfortunately, even a short disruption in a good routine, or “minor” mistakes in your approach to smile care, can make you more vulnerable. Until you identify and correct problems, you can have difficulties that require treatment with your dentist.

Avoid These Common Mistakes When You Brush

Be as thorough as possible when you brush, because if you are not careful you can let harder to reach areas suffer a tartar buildup that will make you more vulnerable to cavities and periodontal problems. Remember that you are trying to protect yourself against gum disease and thoroughly clean at the base of your teeth. By holding onto the same brush for too long, you can make it less effective, which means you have less protection! Swap out an older brush, and make sure any products you use to clean your teeth contain an ADA seal of approval.

Other Actions That Protect Your Oral Health

Better brushing habits will not replace flossing in your daily routine. In order to protect spaces between your teeth, you should floss every night in order to remove food particles and other debris from areas that are hard to reach with a brush. Remember also that your daily oral health habits should be backed up with regular dental exams. At regular appointments, you receive cleanings that stop tartar and plaque buildup from hurting your oral health. If a problem is present, we can use a dental filling to restore a tooth before a problem calls for a dental crown.

Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist’s Office About Changing Your Toothbrushing Technique

Coppertop Family Dentistry is prepared to help patients maintain healthy and lovely smiles! We want everyone who visits us to feel confident in their daily routine as well as their daily habits in order to protect against problems. To find out more about our practice and services, contact your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.