When you think about your dental hygiene habits, what words come to mind to describe them? Dedicated? Vigorous? Committed? How about “gentle?” If this term isn’t popping into your mind, it’s important that you become familiar with how very significant it is to take a careful approach to cleaning your oral tissues. Fortunately, using a light yet consistent approach will ensure your smile remains as healthy as possible.
When you’re brushing your teeth, you may feel the urge to use as much pressure as you can handle to make sure your dental hygiene session is worth it. However, this can lead to a host of significant problems, from damaged enamel to irritated gum tissue and tooth sensitivity. What you want to do is use very light pressure. Gentle, thorough care is generally the most effective.
If you’re flossing with great pressure between teeth and beneath your gumline, you may actually end up causing yourself some injury. You want to remove plaque and debris during dental hygiene sessions without interrupting or damaging the tissues you’re cleaning. Remain quite gentle with your flossing. As long as you’re thorough, you’re doing it right.
#3: Choosing Bristles
When you’re choosing a toothbrush, you need to remember that gentle is best. Don’t look for a toothbrush that has firm bristles, hard bristles, medium bristles, or anything that implies a lack of softness. Choosing a soft-bristled toothbrush head will ensure you have the ability to remove as much plaque and debris from your smile as possible without causing accidental abrasion.
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.