Want to impress your dentist?
Want your next dental appointment to go smoothly, with as little stress as possible? If so, we’ve got a few tips you can use to make your next visit to the dentist’s chair a pleasant one, regardless of what procedures you need done.
Time Your Brushing
Far too often we just haphazardly rush out the door without thoroughly brushing our teeth. You want to make sure you are reaching all the areas in your mouth where cavity-causing bacteria can develop. This generally means you should brush for at least 2 minutes, twice each day, and especially before you head to the dentist.
Don’t Scrub Your Teeth
Leave the hard scrubbing to house chores. Instead of mashing your brush into your teeth – which can ruin your tooth enamel and cause damage to the gums – hold your brush gently at a 45-degree angle and brush in a soft, circular motion. Harder brushes do not do a better job and, in fact, may negatively impact your overall oral health.
Change That Old Brush
If your toothbrush is looking a little, well, long in the tooth, it may be time to change it. A frayed, worn out toothbrush does no one any good. Old toothbrushes can also be a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria. When you go into the dentist, the last thing you want to be told is that your dental hygiene is substandard because your toothbrush is too old.
Heading to the dentist soon? Keep these handy tips in mind and you’ll be sure to have a far easier time in the chair.