It’s extremely important to brush and floss your teeth regularly to remove the plaque. Plaque is the gooey film that forms on your teeth after a meal. If it is allowed to remain on your teeth, it can cause cavities and gum disease. In order to brush right, you need to do the following:
Many people enjoy using a power toothbrush. Studies indicate that you can do a good job brushing with a regular toothbrush. However, a power toothbrush can be beneficial for people who have difficulty applying enough pressure on their own, such as kids and seniors. Benefits of power toothbrushes include:
Most people realize that smoking causes heart disease and cancer. But it can also wreak havoc on your smile in the following ways:
Foods that contain sugar cause cavities. You should try to limit the amount of sugar you eat, particularly between meals. Many people find it helpful to provide their kids with healthier snacks such as fruit.
Another great thing you can do to protect your smile is to visit Dr. Barksdale for regular checkups. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment today.