Mark J. Gordon, DDS
As the start of the New Year brings about resolutions, one important point our office reinforces is proper preventative measures to maintain good oral health.
Here are some brushing tips you can improve on in 2022.
Keeping Your Toothbrush for Too Long
We recommend changing your toothbrush every three months coinciding with the change of the seasons. Frayed and broken bristles will not keep your teeth clean and may be harmful to both gum and tooth structure.
Not Brushing Long Enough
Of course, we want to make sure your efforts are worthwhile so please use some form of time measurement for a thorough two-minute brushing.
Brushing Too Hard
We want to make sure that your new toothbrush is soft-bristled, too much pressure may be damaging to your gums and teeth.
Brushing Right After Eating?
It is recommended to wait at least 30-60- minutes for brushing following consumption of food or beverages that are acidic in nature such as soft drinks, lemons, and grapefruit as this could increase the loss of protective enamel.
Store Your Brush Properly
When finished brushing keep your toothbrush upright and let it air dry to avoid germ growth.
Proper Brushing Technique
When using a manual toothbrush make sure to clean all tooth surfaces… on the outside, tongue-side, and chewing surfaces while keeping your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums using short circular strokes.
For those who prefer an electric toothbrush, place the head flat against the tooth while allowing the motion of the brush to do the work for you.
Let’s make that New Year’s resolution right now!!!
Improve your brushing techniques to maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime.
Also, visit markgordondentistry.com for more information on maintaining good oral health.
This past week our office had the opportunity of Basic Life Support training and renewal certification for healthcare providers under the guidance of JC Wellness LLC.
In order to promote workplace safety and health and to make our staff more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, our office conducted our annual in-office workshop under the direction of Stericycle– a national compliance company that specializes in collecting and disposing of regulated substances along with providing staff education and training services.
It is reassuring to know a large percentage of our community now has access to and is receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. This gives us a sense of reassurance that our health and welfare are protected. Notwithstanding, our office will continue to provide the highest level of infection control procedures.
Are you worried about the protection of your health information?
No Worries!!! We have you taken care of!
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