Posts Tagged ‘flossing’

The Components of Daily Dental Care

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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There are a few components that make up the recommended daily dental care routine.

Everyone wants to do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong. However, we may not always know what the best method is for doing that. How many times should we brush our teeth each day? What about flossing and using mouthwash? Read on to learn the recommended components of a daily rental routine.  (more…)

4 Potential Causes of Bleeding Gums

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Learn four potential causes of bleeding gums.

Sometimes dental problems remain hidden until it is too late. However, other dental problems make themselves known right away. If you find that your gums are bleeding as you brush or floss, this indicates an issue you should address right away. While it may be upsetting to notice bleeding gums, they can also be a helpful warning sign. If you can figure out what is causing the bleeding, you can start fixing it immediately. The following four problems are the leading causes of bleeding gums.  (more…)

How to Improve Your Child’s Flossing Habits

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Learn how to improve your child’s flossing habits.

Although you are likely already well aware of the importance of establishing a daily brushing routine for your children, are you as diligent about making sure your children are flossing? Flossing regularly is essential for removing food particles that can build up between teeth and the gumline in areas where the toothbrush may not be able to reach. Once your child’s teeth are in contact with each other, you can begin incorporating flossing into their dental routine. To help get your kid excited about flossing, and to establish your child’s flossing habits, use the techniques below.  (more…)

How Water Flossing Compares to Traditional Flossing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Should you stick with traditional flossing? Or try water flossing? Read to find out what makes them different.

No matter what you eat, flossing must always be a part of your oral care routine. But if you find yourself tired of traditional flossing, water flossing is a new technique that is gaining in popularity. If you think water flossing might be the ideal choice for you, read on to learn how each type of flossing compares.  (more…)

8 Tooth Brushing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Avoid these common tooth brushing mistakes to ensure that your teeth are being properly cleaned.

Brushing your teeth may seem easy and effortless. However, if you make the same mistakes repeatedly, you may be damaging your teeth without realizing it. There are several tooth brushing mistakes people commonly make; read on to learn whether you are making those mistakes, and how you can fix them if you are.  (more…)

What Dental Plaque Is and How to Get Rid Of It

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Using an electric toothbrush twice a day can help remove dental plaque.

Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly are all components of dental health. Being consistent with your brushing and flossing is not only essential for fresh breath and cavity prevention, but also the removal of dental plaque. Plaque consists of masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to the teeth. It can cause tooth decay and gum disease, so it is crucial to regularly brush to remove it and see your dentist for a deep clean on a regular basis. If you want to know more about plaque, how it forms, and how to remove it, read on for some helpful tips.  (more…)

Do These 7 Things Every Day to Protect Your Teeth

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
7 things to do every day to protect your teeth

Flossing is one of several things you can do every day to protect your teeth.

Managing your dental health can quickly become overwhelming. Remembering how often you should floss, use mouthwash, brush, change your toothbrush, and see your dentist can all become confusing. If it becomes too much, you can easily slack off and let your dental health falter. You don’t want to let that happen, though, as that is when cavities and problems find their way to your teeth! Fortunately, there are ways to remember how to care for your teeth. If you remember just these seven things to do every day, you can tackle your dental health one day at a time and protect your teeth from long-term damage.  (more…)

Dental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Your dental health resolutions should include maintaining your brushing and flossing habits.

While many people may be making resolutions for their health this New Year’s Day, you shouldn’t forget about the ways you can improve your dental health as well. Whether you wish to improve your daily routine or to receive delayed treatment, it is important to be consistent and regular when taking steps to complete your goals. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can read the following suggestions for resolutions for dental health that will significantly benefit you in the new year.  (more…)

How Thanksgiving Food Can Affect Your Dental Hygiene

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Learn how your Thanksgiving meal can potentially impact your dental hygiene.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many people are preparing themselves for a delicious, filling, and sweet feast. However, your dental health is always a priority, and even on Thanksgiving, you could be eating foods that can cause damage to your pearly whites without you realizing. However, if you are aware of the effect each thanksgiving food has on your teeth, you can quickly combat any adverse effects. Read Affinity Dental’s guide for maintaining your stellar dental hygiene while enjoying your Thanksgiving meal.  (more…)

Why Does Flossing Hurt My Gums and Teeth?

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Learn why flossing may be hurting your gums or teeth.

Your dentist always tells you how important flossing is to your oral care routine, but do you experience pain every time you try to floss? Flossing has many advantages, such as preventing gum disease, but many people decide to skip the easy step because it hurts. Continue reading to learn why flossing may be hurting your gums and teeth, and how to floss without pain! (more…)