Advancements in preventive medicine and technology are happening everyday. The same is true in the field of dentistry. If we would only take advantage of all the information we now have about how to achieve the goal of having healthy teeth and gums more of us could keep our natural teeth throughout a lifetime.
Brushing is still the only way you’re going to be able to get rid of the plaque that forms in your mouth on a daily basis. With the innovation of the electronic toothbrush came the opportunity for a much more thorough process of brushing our teeth. Comparisons have shown that the rotations of the bristles on an electric toothbrush are increased at least ten times over what you can expect from using a manual toothbrush. Dentists frequently recommend making the switch.
Patients who have been categorized as being highly susceptible to tooth decay can receive specialized fluoride treatments that are concentrated to produce a better result than over the counter toothpastes and fluoride rinses. Treatments are easily applied during a regularly scheduled dental appointment.
Flossing doesn’t just remove food particles that may have gotten stuck between your teeth, you can use a toothpick for that, but the main reason to floss after we brush is to remove the plaque that our toothbrush may have missed. Nobody likes to do it, but interdental cleaners have made flossing much easier, and you can just toss them afterward.
Southlands Dental uses the latest technology available for every service offered. Call 720-886-0606 in Aurora to make your appointment with Dr. Looze.