Nov 26th, 2020
Maintaining good dental hygiene will is one of the most critical parts of your overall health plan. Keeping good dental care throughout your life is how you ensure that your teeth are clean and free of debris, bad breath is not a constant issue, and that gums are pink and do not bleed or hurt when one is brushing or flossing.
As part of your dental care plan, be sure to schedule a visit with your dental hygienist or dentist. Regular visits can help you learn about keeping your teeth clean, prevent oral health problems before they begin, and help identify areas that may require special attention when brushing or flossing.
A regularly scheduled dental cleaning, and semi-annual oral exams, can make sure your mouth stays healthy and happy all year long. A regular examination can help you prevent bad breath, cavities, and even gum disease. By scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams, you are in the best place to detect and treat dental issues before they become major problems.
If you haven’t met with a dentist in a while, now is a good time to get started. Contact the dentists of The Dental Center at Easton today to schedule your appointment, and get back on track with good dental care!
Nov 15th, 2020
We all have had this moment. There we are, standing in the dental aisle and staring. What kind of toothbrush should I get? I like these little rubber things but do I need a soft or medium bristle? Do I really want to pay that much for something that scrubs my teeth? It’s inevitable. We close our eyes, play a quick game of eeny meeny miny moe, and grab a brush.
No one likes that feeling. Here at Easton Dentist, we want to alleviate your dental care struggles and have come up with a few tips and tricks for picking that new toothbrush.
Manual vs. Electric
This particular argument comes down to your preference. If using a toothbrush that whistles, while it works, reminding you to brush your teeth every day, go for it! The same goes for the toothbrushes with chunky handles – kids and adults with arthritis find these handles easier to grip. Studies show that the best way to brush your teeth is using a back and forth or rotary motion on the tooth itself.
Soft vs. Hard Bristles
Survey says: Medium! When brushing your teeth, you should be careful not to brush too hard as it can erode the enamel. The same is true for the bristles on your brush. Some people prefer the harder bristle brushes, saying that they give more of a clean feeling. Be careful, though, as this can also erode that enamel as well as damage your gums and root surface. If your brush is too soft, then you’re not going to get the job done. For most people, that soft bristle brush is going to be the winning choice. For extra protection, check that the bristles on your brush have rounded tips.
Ok, but what about all those shapes on that brush? Do I need those?
Besides needing to use a toothbrush, there isn’t any particular kind of toothbrush you should get. Toothbrushes that are being manufactured now are being crafted with longer bristles to help get those hard to reach places. Just be aware of the size of the head of the brush; your brush should maneuver around your mouth easily. For adults, that size is about a half inch wide and one inch tall.
Still lost? Ask the experts! Look for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval. Brushes with this seal have undergone rigorous testing to ensure that the safety and quality of your toothbrush.
Schedule your next appointment with Easton Dentists in Columbus Ohio and we’ll be happy to guide you on your road to success.
Aug 31st, 2020
One of the worst things that can happen when traveling is reaching your destination and realizing that you forgot an essential toiletry item such as a toothbrush or toothpaste. Planning ahead is recommended so that you won’t have to stop at the store when you arrive. Dental hygiene is crucial especially when traveling. You don’t want to mess up your dental hygiene routine and cause health problems. Follow this checklist when traveling to make sure that you don’t forget anything and that your smile looks great even when you’re away from home.
- Toothbrush. If you take a standard toothbrush, make sure that you have a case for it to prevent it from collecting germs in your suitcase. Some stores sell fold-up toothbrushes to save room and protect the bristles from germs and from bending.
- Toothpaste. You can purchase travel-size toothpaste to save room. Travel size toothpaste often follows TSA regulations, so you can carry it on the plan with you.
- Mouthwash. Mouthwash is essential to freshen breath and complete the cleaning process. Travel size mouthwash is great for a carry-on.
- Floss. Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you get to take a break from flossing! This dental hygiene item is necessary to clean in between teeth.
- Paraffin wax. It’s always good to have some wax on hand in case you chip a tooth. Putting wax on the tooth prevents it from damaging the inside of your mouth until you can get to a dentist.
- Gum. It’s a terrible feeling to have bad breath and not know when the next time you will be able to brush your teeth. Having gum handy is a great way to make sure you always have fresh breath. Just make sure you use gum with a xylitol sweetener rather than a sugar sweetener to prevent cavities.
- Plastic bag. Putting all of your liquids in a plastic bag will prevent them from leaking all over your suitcase.
Now that you’re all packed and ready to go, don’t forget to schedule a regular cleaning from your local Columbus dentist at The Dental Center at Easton!
Aug 10th, 2020
Regular brushing and flossing can go a long way in preventing tooth and mouth diseases, but it’s easy to miss spots even if you’re a conscientious brusher. Scheduling periodic appointments with your dentist in the Columbus area for teeth cleaning is another tool in your arsenal to protect your teeth.
The dental experts at The Dental Center at Easton Town Center are here to provide you with the best preventative teeth cleaning available in Columbus, Ohio. Dental hygienists and dentists get the plaque that brushing misses, and clean your teeth from the build-up of tartar. If left untreated, these build-ups could lead to cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. In addition to cleaning your teeth, our dental experts are trained to keep an eye out for signs of disease or oral disorders. WE want to make sure that your smile lasts a lifetime and will be disease-free and clean.
We need to eat several times per day, so your teeth are almost constantly being used. Teeth also have a bearing on your communication with those around you because they affect speech and facial expressions. With all this use, it’s important that your teeth are not only brushed and flossed regularly but also looked over by a professional at least every six months. In addition to preventing disease and making sure your teeth stay functional, teeth cleanings keep your teeth looking great by preventing discoloration and plaque build-up. With regularly scheduled cleanings, you’ll have a smile that you want to show off!
The Dental Center is conveniently located just off of I-270 at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio; so going to the dentist won’t be a chore. Do your best to prevent oral disease by getting your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Contact The Dental Center today to schedule a cleaning!