Evolve Dental Care

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Common Oral Care Mistakes

December 22, 2016
Posted By: Evolve Dental Care
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Taking care of your teeth is easy, right?

While it might seem like brushing and flossing should be a no brainer, there's actually more to it than you might think. People make many common oral care mistakes every day, and your Allentown, PA dentist is here to help you avoid them.

Using the Wrong Brushing Technique

Did you know that how you brush your teeth is just as important as how often? Proper brushing technique makes all the difference in achieving optimum home care.

At Evolve Dental Care, our hygienists take the time to educate our patients about proper brushing and flossing techniques so they can make the most of their home care routine.

Forgetting to Floss

Flossing your teeth every day is important for two reasons:

  1. It removes plaque and food debris from in between your teeth. Did you know that you can actually get cavities in between your teeth?
  2. Daily flossing strengthens gum tissue and protects against gum disease.

Don't forget to floss – it really doesn't take that much extra time and it makes a significant difference in your overall oral health.

Skipping Your Routine Dental Appointments

Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are your first line of defense against issues such as oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay. We also remove the excessive plaque build-up that causes these problems.

At Evolve Dental Care, our doctors like to see patients every six months for their routine appointments so we can detect any issues in their earliest stages and allow you the best chance for a successful recovery with the least invasive treatment.

Using the Wrong Brush

When you use a brush that is too hard, it can cause damage to your gum tissue. Using the right toothbrush is just as important as using the right brushing technique.

Many patients find that switching to an electric brush is helpful because it does all the work for you. Our hygienists report that patients who use an electric brush have less plaque build-up than those patients who use only a manual brush. Switching to an electric brush is a small investment in your oral health with big results.

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We hope that these reminders have been helpful, and we invite you to contact our office to schedule your next dental appointment.

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