Dr. Thomas L. Gibson Jr, DDS

Dr. Thomas L. Gibson Jr, DDS

9818 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90240

(562) 927-6453


https://www.downeyorthodontist.com/

Use These Tips To Better Dental Care

Most people feel their best beauty feature is a beautiful smile with pearly white teeth. While sparkling white teeth are great, good dental health is even more important. Use the information in this article to learn how to keep your teeth, gums and entire mouth healthy so your teeth will be beautiful for years.


A toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. If your toothbrush bristles tend to become frayed before the three to four months, you will need to replace your brush sooner. As soon as you notice the bristles fraying, you should discontinue use and go purchase a new toothbrush.


Try to brush and floss after each meal. If you let plaque and food remain on your teeth, it will cause a great deal of damage. Brush your teeth before 30 minutes have passed after eating to minimize the risk of dental complications. Prevent potential toothaches by preventing plaque build-up.


Keep toothbrushes as clean as you can. When you are finished with brushing, thoroughly rinse it off and allow it to air dry. Use a toothbrush holder so the head of your toothbrush does not come in contact with anything. Do not keep your brush in a container; this helps you avoid bacteria. Regularly replace your toothbrush.


While brushing your teeth, do not neglect your molars and back teeth. You can have a tendency to focus on just the teeth at the front that you can see easily in your mirror, but you need to get those back teeth too so you prevent cavities. Give your molars just as much attention as you give your front teeth, after all, it would be really hard to chew without them.


You have learned some important information about good dental health in this article, and how to preserve your teeth well. Preventing cavities and other dental problems is an important part of having strong and healthy teeth. This article can serve as your guide in following good dental practices and have a healthy mouth.