Dr. Thomas L. Gibson Jr, DDS
9818 Paramount Blvd a, Downey, CA 90240
Do you dread going to the dentist? Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned fill you with anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Many people find the thought of seeing a dentist to be very stressful. However, this does not have to be the case if you start using these dental care tips.
If you have questions for your dentist, write them down and bring them to your appointment. Once your cleaning and exam begin, it is hard to get a word in edgewise, especially with picks, pokers and mirrors in your mouth! Speak up beforehand, and a dental hygienist can answer your questions before your mouth is too full, or too sore to ask afterwards.
Brush ALL of your teeth, every single time. The act of brushing your teeth seems simple enough, so why do so many people do it incorrectly. A recent survey of dentists reveals that one of the most common mistakes people make is brushing only their front teeth. Don't focus on brushing only the teeth that other people see. Your molars and other back teeth are equally important, so don't neglect them!
Everyone brushes their teeth, but not everyone brushes their tongues. Whenever you are brushing your teeth it is also important to brush your tongue as well. There are several different bacteria that thrive on your tongue so make sure you keep your entire mouth clean by scrubbing your tongue too.
When someone close to you has poor dental care habits, it can be an uncomfortable topic to bring up. A great way to drop hints is to tell your friend about a great new toothpaste you are using. You can pick them up whitening strips and tell them you got a deal on buy one get one free. They will be touched that you thought of them, rather than insulted.
Use sensitive toothpaste if you have sensitive teeth. Do your teeth hurt if you drink something hot or cold? If so, your teeth are probably sensitive. There are toothpastes on the market that can help your sensitive teeth. You use it just as you would any other toothpaste and can experience less or no tooth sensitivity.
To avoid serious and possible permanent damage to your teeth, never use them for any activity other than chewing the food that you eat. You run the risk of chipping or cracking your teeth whenever you use your teeth to open a package, pull something that is stuck or crack open nutshells.
Are you wanting to keep you teeth in tip-top shape? One simple tips that will help you with this goal is using some apple cider vinegar. Each morning, gargle with the apple cider vinegar. After you have finished gargling, brush your teeth. Not only will the vinegar kill bacteria which resides within your mouth, it will also help whiten your smile by erasing stains that discolor the enamel of your teeth.
Eat more crunchy vegetables. Vegetables like carrots and celery contain nutrients and vitamins that help your teeth and gums. Not only that, but they also help to clean your teeth. Eating them helps to rid your teeth of food debris and plaque. They work very much like natural tooth brushes.
Unpleasant as it may be, it is important to undergo regular dental checkups and cleanings. You may have issues that demand frequent care, while others may not need to go so often. Many people feel every 3 to 6 months is necessary, while others suggest once a year. Speak to your dentist about what they recommend for you personally.
Once you are able to use this advice on a daily basis, you will find that your anxiety about the dentist begins to fade. These tips will help you take good care of your teeth so that they remain healthy for years to come. The thought of a dentist appointment will no longer make you feel nervous.
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