Brushing your teeth plays the lead role in your hygiene routine, but it may not be as simple as you think. Several factors come into play that contribute to good oral hygiene. Lucky for you, we've done the dirty work and assembled some helpful tips to keeping a clean mouth!
Brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque and tartar. The brushing process should take about 2 minutes. Don't forget to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months (more often if the bristles are fraying).
You should brush at a 45 degree angle to your gums. Gently brushing with short strokes. .Be sure you brush the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of teeth. Don't skip your tongue! A build-up of tongue plaque is a leading cause of bad breath! Use a brush or plastic tongue scraper to clean your tongue daily.
Choose a soft brush (harder ones can irritate the gums) in a shape and size that fits your mouth. Choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps strengthen your tooth enamel to prevent tooth decay.
Your toothbrush can't go everywhere! Floss and use an interdental cleaner in-between teeth to remove bacteria-ridden plaque. You may also want to add an anti-bacterial mouth rinse to your daily routine. Be sure to go have a professional cleaning twice a year or more. Also, visit your dentist if you have pain, swelling, bleeding or notice strange changes in your teeth or gums.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
One of the most critical components to a successful restorative outcome is how the laboratory works with the dentist office to properly fill prescriptions. We at Gator Ceramics believe that excellent communication with our dentist partners is an absolute necessity to achieve predictable results and ultimately, happy patients. We view ourselves as an extension of the dentist's office and an integral part of the dental team. We take great pride in our ability to anticipate issues that might otherwise result in a less than desirable outcome. If we foresee any issues, we communicate with our dentist partners to avoid these potential failures. Communication is done occasionally in person, often over the phone, and sometimes through written correspondence. However, the goal is always to provide the best possible results in every case that we create.
10/11/17 - Crowns and Partials Unite!
Yes! It is possible to make a GatorZ Crown to fit under a Partial!