We create beautiful smiles every other day , restoring the zest of our patients lives as well as their confidence.
We restore mouths with completely missing teeth, with teeth that feel, look and function like your natural teeth with cutting edge implant dentistry…
Our work has to be cared for such that what we do for you and your family should last you a lifetime.
And so as soon as we have created smiles and you are about to leave the dental office we exhort and teach the right oral care habits ,techniques for brushing ,the type of toothpaste ,toothbrush and other devices that could help you smile forever!
So before you smile and leave please spare us yet a few MOST Important moments that will add value to our efforts and your time, patience and ofcourse money!
We get lots of patients in our practice boasting about their brushing habits ..’’Dr .Turner I brush three times a day …still how am I getting bleeding gums ….still why do I have so many cavities?’’
But what they fail to understand is that they are not brushing the best way, using the right brushing techniques to ward off plaque causing bacteria that gives us bleeding gums, cavities and bad breadth.
Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:
- Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
- Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
- Clean the chewing surfaces
- For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth. For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth, particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity.
It is important that you use a toothpaste that’s right for you. Today there is a wide variety of toothpaste designed for many conditions, including cavities, gingivitis, tartar, stained teeth and sensitivity. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist which toothpaste is right for you.
You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first.