Your toothbrush has an important job. You should be brushing at least two times each day, and you should count on your brush to help you effectively clear away plaque and food debris each time. As time passes, the bristles on your brush will inevitably start to wear down. The trouble with keeping the same brush for too long is that over time, that wearing down of the bristles means your efforts are less effective. You should replace your brush approximately every three or four months – if the bristles seem to be frayed before this, a replacement can be appropriate. Your Rapid City, SD dentist is ready to help you maintain proper oral hygiene, so you can stop cavities from forming. If you do your part to defend your smile between routine dental exams, you will have less to worry about from cavities and gum disease.
Better Brushing Habits Can Lead To Better Protection Against Cavities
Are you currently in need of better brushing habits? You can determine the answer by considering the following:
- Are you brushing your teeth at least two times a day?
- Are you taking at least two minutes when you brush, and taking care to reach every possible area of your smile?
- How often do you skip a brushing session?
Brushing is not complicated, but it is important. When you practice better preventive care, you are less likely to develop trouble with tooth decay. This habit (along with flossing) is also important for preventing periodontal health issues.
Combining Smart Daily Care With Regular Dental Exams
Every time you see your dentist for routine dental care, your smile is receiving a level of detailed care you are not able to replicate on your own. In addition to taking a remarkably close look at your smile, your dentist protects you via the routine dental cleaning provided during your visit. That cleaning involves the removal of tartar, a substance that can remain even though you take care to brush and floss.
Talk To Hillsview Dental About Arranging Your Next Dental Exam
At Hillsview Dental, you can count on quality dental care. When you combine good habits at home with regular exams, you can be more confident that your smile will remain in quality form! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.