Dental Hygiene Questions

Q. Are battery powered toothbrushes better than manual brushes?

A. Yes. In most cases people do not brush correctly. They are usually in a hurry and go too fast, brush in the wrong direction and miss areas of plaque on the teeth. Power brushes can be more efficient in removal of plaque and are less abrasive.

Q. I floss 1 -2 times per week. Isn’t that enough?

A. No. Dental floss is just a different design of toothbrush, which reaches a different area of the tooth surface. So if you floss once a week, you have only brushed that surface once a week! And remember… it is a toothbrush, so brush (rub) the teeth with it and gently go under the gums to reach the plaque attached to the tooth in that area.

Q. Can poor brushing and flossing habits affect my heart?

A. Yes.  See our blog post entry on the association between gum disease and heart disease.

If you have questions that you think should be added to our list, please leave a comment and let us know.  We appreciate your input.

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