Your oral health depends on how well you take care of your smile–and that you do so regularly. Dentists in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Tamo and Dr. Riccardi, teach patients how to brush, floss and eat tooth-friendly diets. They also ask that you and your family come to Dentistry @ 1881 every six months to receive complete oral exams and professional cleanings. These services are a great investment in the health of your smiles.
December 17, 2016
April 21, 2015
From a young age, we’re all told how important it is to brush our teeth, but how many of us are actually instructed as to how to do it properly? Studies show that approximately one quarter of Canadians has failed to see a dentist in the past year, and many brush their teeth in a way that does not actively prevent tooth decay. The primary reason for this is that many of us tend to rush through our home hygiene routine.
What is the Right Way to Brush My Teeth?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that teeth be brushed for two minutes, twice per day, and that each tooth brushing session be broken down into four quadrants, or sections. If you spend just 30 seconds on the bottom left, 30 more seconds on the bottom right, and so on, you’ll find that your two minutes flies by faster than you might expect. Breaking down your brush time this way also helps to ensure that each and every tooth is getting the close attention it needs. (more…)