Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but the dentist at Alaska Premier Dental Group reminds you it is non-renewable. That means it is really important to not neglect or abuse your teeth. Proper oral hygiene is the first step in protecting your enamel.
Even though every drug store carries hard bristle brushes, we advise our patients to brush with a soft brush after every meal to gently clean away food particles. Scrub too hard, and you can erode enamel. It is ideal to brush immediately after eating, but brushing within 60 minutes of a meal has benefits. The quicker you remove food from your teeth, the better it is for your enamel.
Flossing regularly is also vital to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.
We recommend a checkup and thorough cleaning every six months. Our hygienists remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, in particular along the gum line. Tartar is hardened plaque. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent it, but once tartar has formed it can only be removed at the dentist’s office.
At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we like to see each of our patients for a cleaning and checkup every six months. It’s the best way to promote healthy teeth and gums. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today!
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