Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach under the gum line and in between the teeth. Plaque can build up and lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended. You need to start with about eighteen inches of floss, wind most of the floss around both middle fingers leaving at least an inch or two of floss to work with. While holding the floss between your thumbs and index finger, slide it gently up and down between your teeth. Never snap or force the floss, this can bruise or cut delicate gum tissue. Ensure you are using clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
Nylon floss is available waxed or unwaxed, and in a variety of flavors. This floss may sometimes shred or tear especially between teeth with tight contact points. While PTFE floss slides easily between teeth, even those with tight spaces between teeth, and is virtually shred-resistant. When used properly, both types of floss are excellent at removing plaque and debris.
I am super excited about this. Yesterday I saw a friend who had a root canal recently. 3 years ago it was a small cavity. We are becoming much more passionate about dental prevention, about patient education and early dental treatment!
I fully believe that every root canal I do, is the product of me not getting a sealant on that tooth 5 years ago, or us not communicating to you how important flossing is.
I would much rather educate someone on how destructive sodas are, than do a root canal and crown. These procedures take away most of your tooth, and nothing is as good as what God gave us. Just a few things we are excited about around here. Click here for more info.
The architect has done the main drawings for the new section of the dental office. We are increasing our size by over 50%. This will allow us to bring in another Dr. and to offer more services, letting us serve our patients better. This will allow us to continue to except walk ins, by giving us more space.
We never want to turn anyone in tooth pain away, and this will help out a lot.
The office will probably not even have to close during the renovation, and we hope that the process will be finished 30 days after they start. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Click here for more info on our office
When brushing your teeth, you always want to make sure to use a soft bristle tooth brush, or an electric tooth brush. Angle the tooth brush at a 45 degree angle towards your gums in light, circular motions. Make sure not to brush too hard as this could cause recession, in turn, causing symptoms of sensitivity.
If you use an electric tooth brush make sure you let the tooth brush do the work. Be sure to use minimal pressure when applying the electric tooth brush to your teeth.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask your Hygienist at your next cleaning appointment!
We want all of our patients to drive safe and eat lots of Turkey. It is a time for you to be with your friends and family. We will be here to take care of your dental needs, when you get back. Be careful with your teeth, as most dentist office in Hendersonville are not open until Monday! Everyone have a nice holiday.
While people are dressing up as dentists for Halloween, dentists are dressing up as other things! Our office last year had a lot of fun dressing up for this wonderful, candy filled holiday. We handed out candy and dressed up as our favorite characters! Everyone in our office got involved and dressed up!
HALLOWEEN IS ALL ABOUT DRESSING UP AND HAVING FUN!
Do not forget about your teeth while you are eating all this candy! Make sure you are still brushing your teeth and flossing daily! We love to see out patients, but we hate seeing them in pain!