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Tanasbourne Dental Care December 2019 Newsletter
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Our mission is to serve our patients by providing the highest quality care. We want to assist each patient to achieve optimal dental health through comfort, function, and appearance. We love your questions. To as us a question click to "Submit Question" link below.
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Tips to Make Brushing More Effective
Brushing two times per day is a great start for helping to keep your teeth clean, but if you are not brushing effectively, then those times of brushing may not be doing as much good as you thought it was. It takes making sure you brush each tooth's surface on all sides in order to make sure your teeth are getting the right kind of care. Plus, you also need to rinse, floss, and see us. If you want to get the most out of each time you brush, here are some tips to make sure that is possible. That way, when you come in to see us, we can report a healthy smile back to you.

Make Brushing Really Count

First, you need the right toothbrush. If your toothbrush is too hard, it can strip the enamel right off of your teeth when you brush. Ideally, you want a soft-bristled brush so that you get the teeth clean but do not harm them in the process. Second, you need to make sure you are holding the toothbrush at the right angle. The best clean comes from a toothbrush held at a 45-degree angle. This cleans the teeth, sweeps debris away from the gums, and leaves your teeth cleaner than if the toothbrush is held at a 90-degree angle. Third, pay attention to how long you brush each day. Many people do not brush for a full two-minutes each time, nor do they brush twice per day. It is not as effective to brush four times per day for a minute each, or once per day for four-minutes.

Want more tips to make brushing more effective at keeping your oral health top-notch? Call us. That's not only what we do, it is also our passion to educate our patients!

Is Tea As Good for the Mouth As People Think?
Tea has long been touted as a savior of the mouth. It is healthier than most drinks and it can help restore balance to an acidic mouth. However, do you know that it also carries danger to the teeth? It is slightly acidic and can leave teeth worse for wear if people drinking it and do not maintain their mouths afterwards. While it is not nearly as dangerous as soda or citrus juices can be, it does still damage the teeth over time. If you want to add tea to your diet, cut down on beverages that have acid or sugar, and make sure to opt for green tea. It does less damage than black tea and improves oral health more, too.

Ways of Decreasing the Regularity of Bruxism
Many people have bruxism, but may not know it by that name. More people call it tooth grinding than bruxism. However, it means the same thing in terms of the damage it does to your teeth. If you grind your teeth, or notice that you clench them when trying to focus, then you need to do something to protect your teeth. Managing stress is one way of being able to reduce how often you grind or clench. So is getting exercise as it helps people learn to focus more effectively. If that does not help, then come in and talk with us about a mouthguard.

Our mission is to serve our patients by providing the highest quality care. We want to assist each patient to achieve optimal dental health through comfort, function, and appearance. We love your questions. To as us a question click to "Submit Question" link below.



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2471 NW 185th, Hillsboro, OR 97124



 

 

 
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