In Honor Of Shark Week, How Are You Keeping Your Teeth Clean?

How are you enjoying Shark Week? Every summer, Discovery Channel dedicates a week of programming to sharks, an efficient predator that has remained the same since the dinosaurs ruled the Earth. While you’re focusing on their razor-sharp rows of teeth, don’t forget about caring for your own smile. How are you keeping your teeth clean?

Try Our Quiz on Keeping Teeth Clean

  1. True or False: A six-month cleaning can help your smile.
  2. True or False: You need to brush your teeth every day.
  3. True or False: Flossing is very important for your smile.
  4. True or False: You should watch what you eat!

Answer Key

  1. True. Every six months you should see us for a routine dental cleaning. The procedure involves removing plaque buildup from the surface of the teeth, which helps protect your teeth form cavities (and your gums from gingivitis and gum disease).
  2. True. Keeping your teeth clean means brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again before bed. You can use either a manual toothbrush or an electric one. When you brush, you remove food particles and reduce the severity of plaque buildup in between your dental cleanings.
  3. True. Floss reaches between your teeth, where a toothbrush’s bristles cannot go. You should floss every night before bed.
  4. True. When you eat foods high in sugar and other starches, you can promote plaque buildup and increase your risk of tooth decay. To help your teeth stay clean, consume healthier snack options, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and dairy products. You should also drink more water, which helps rinses away food particles. If you have any questions about maintaining a clean smile, then contact our office today. You can also schedule a routine dental cleaning.

Do You Need A Dental Cleaning?

Dr. Calcagno and our team can help you maintain a clean and healthy smile. For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.