Are You Past Due For A New Toothbrush?

Is it about time you added “toothbrush” to your grocery shopping list? How long has it been since you purchased the one you currently use? For your daily oral care regimen to be as effective as possible, you should pay attention to the condition of your brush. As the bristles start to become worn, your brushing sessions can become less effective. Typically, you should look to replace a toothbrush after three to four months, but pay attention to the condition of the bristles. If your toothbrush looks worn, or if you feel less clean when you take care of your smile, purchase a replacement. When you combine regular dental exams with smarter daily oral care, your Rochester, MN dentist is less likely to find cavities at your next checkup.

Make The Most Of Your Brushing And Flossing Habits

If you do a good job brushing and flossing your teeth, you remove plaque and food debris that might affect your smile. Problems can arise when your brush is no longer effective at clearing away harmful materials, or when you fail to spend enough time to clean every area of your smile. You should spend at least two minutes when you brush, to make sure you do not miss spaces of your teeth. You also need to floss each day, as this will allow you to target spaces that are difficult to address with a toothbrush.

Other Tips For Smart Care On A Daily Basis

If you want to take better care of your teeth, drink more water! Water washes away food debris, and keeps you hydrated so you produce saliva (which helps you manage your oral health). If you replace sugary drinks with water at meals, you reduce the amount of potentially harmful sugars passing along your teeth. A better diet, more water, and better daily habits can help you avoid problems that might put you in the dentist’s chair for necessary dental work.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Smart Daily Dental Care

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can count on expert smile care during each exam. When you do your part to defend your oral health, these visits can help you maintain your teeth and gums, and avoid problems that might call for work to be done. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team proudly treat patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.