Essential Oral Care Tips to Maintain After Teeth Cleaning
- Posted on: Nov 15 2023
Practicing oral hygiene daily is the best way to maintain excellent dental health between teeth cleaning appointments. Get started today with some of these tips.
Maintaining Your Oral Health After Your Professional Teeth Cleaning
Use an Electric Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice daily is essential for maintaining optimal oral hygiene. Evidence shows us that using an electric toothbrush outperforms regular toothbrushes when it comes to effectively cleaning your teeth.
A 2019 study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology found that compared to individuals who use manual toothbrushes, patients who use electric toothbrushes had healthier gums, less tooth decay, and kept their teeth longer. This study, which compared the efficacy of electric vs manual brushing, took 11 years to complete and is the longest study of its type.
Additionally, many electric toothbrushes today are designed to enhance the whole tooth brushing process, offering convenient features such as built-in timers to ensure you brush for an appropriate amount of time.
Practice Good Nutrition and Avoid Harmful Habits
Maintaining a well-balanced and nutritious diet also contributes to your overall well-being and plays a crucial role in promoting optimal dental health. According to the Canadian Dental Association, teeth and gums are more prone to cavities and gum disease if they do not get enough of necessary nutrients.
Smoking, consuming processed food, and frequently drinking sugary or caffeinated beverages are some of the ways that bacteria, plaque, and stains can easily build up in your teeth. Avoiding these products can help you preserve the quality of your teeth for longer.
Schedule Regular Teeth Cleanings with GBT
The Canadian Dental Association suggests visiting your dentist every three to six months for professional teeth cleanings.
Plaque is removed by brushing and flossing every day, but if you don’t brush thoroughly or can’t reach certain areas, the plaque solidifies into tartar and needs to be professionally removed. Only a dental hygienist equipped with proper tools can effectively remove tartar from a patient’s teeth. We now offer GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy) the latest, newest, most effective teeth cleaning appointment. You will absolutely love it!!!!
Plaque takes aproximately six months to solidify into tartar, at which point it has to be removed from your mouth. Later than six-months, tartar may migrate below the gum line and lead to the development of gum disease.
Professional Teeth Cleaning in Downtown Montréal
For a thorough, professional teeth cleaning in downtown Montréal, visit the dental practice of Dr. Lenny Slepchik. We are proud to announce we now offer the latest technology in your dental cleaning appointment called GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy). You will be thrilled. To schedule an appointment and learn how to maintain your clean and healthy smile, call (514) 875-7971 today or send an email to [email protected] for more information.
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