So you just had your braces removed, and surprise! You have these unattractive white spots on your teeth outlining where the brackets were. These are basically shallow cavities/decalcifications that have formed due to prolonged accumulation of plaque. If this has happened to you, we may be able to help! If you are considering getting braces soon, inquire us on how to prevent this from happening to you on your next visit.
Brushing and flossing right before your dental appointment means that we can see exactly how effective your cleaning habits have been. Some patients aren’t great at brushing the upper right quadrant of their mouth. Others may have more difficulty flossing under a bridge. Working together as a team in the best way for us to give you accurate assessments and recommendations based on what we see.
We all know that coffee is acidic, so the question we get asked is “should I brush my teeth before or after drinking coffee?” Acidic drinks tend to weaken tooth enamel, and by taking a toothbrush to your teeth recently exposed to the acid you could actually scrub away and damage your enamel. It is recommended that if you’re going to drink your morning coffee before brushing your teeth that you at least wait 30 minutes after your last sip to brush your teeth. To somewhat help with preventing staining on your teeth you can rinse with water after your cup and then wait 30 minutes to brush.
50 Percent of people report that a person's smile is the first trait they notice.
48 Seconds: How long the average person brushes their teeth.
2 Minutes: How long a Dentist Recommends for brushing.
0 People have a tooth or tongue print like yours.
12 Is how many more teeth adults have than children
2nd Most common disease is tooth decay, after the common cold.
2000 Dollars: Just one cavity is estimated to cost over a lifetime of treatment.
90 Percent: Of diseases affecting multiple systems of the body that also have oral symptoms
35 Percent: is the surface area of teeth people who do not floss miss cleaning.
40 Pounds per square inch of pressure is the average north americans can exert with their jaws