STUDIO CITY DENTAL CENTER
MISTAKES TO AVOID IN
CARING FOR YOUR TEETH
There is a lot of advice out there on what to
do for your teeth.
A simpler approach might be to let you
know which mistakes are the worst and how
to avoid them.
The following is a list of things to avoid, with
useful links to more in-depth information:
How to Best Care
for Your Teeth
Gingivitis results in diseased, inflamed,
bleeding, and sore gums.
Gingivitis is reversible if it is treated.
If left untreated, it will turn into
periodontitis, which is not reversible.
Forgetting to Clean
Your Gums
With all the advice to floss, brush, use
waterpiks, chew gum, drink water, avoid
sugar, and use mouthwash, we hear a lot
about what to do, but seldom about how
best to do it.
All the Advice
It’s important to know how to brush gums
adequately.
The best method for brushing teeth at the
gum-line is with a soft-bristled toothbrush
with rounded bristles and at a 45-degree
angle.
Brushing at
the Gum-line
Moving the toothbrush in small circles helps
to dislodge bacteria and food particles from
the gum-line and helps to prevent and
reverse gingivitis.
Prevent Gingivitis
Yellowing teeth are a huge concern for some
people.
There is a never-ending selection of teethwhitening products on the market, and
they’re also available at the dentist.
Advancing Yellowing
of Teeth
Brushing your teeth immediately after you
have any acidic food or drink will strip away
your enamel, which makes your teeth more
susceptible to yellowing.
It’s best to wait 30 minutes after eating and
drinking to brush your teeth.
It’s Best to Wait
Whether you ingest water or use it to rinse
your mouth, you may not be doing either
enough.
Waterpiks are especially useful in blasting
away bacteria around the teeth and gums,
but simply rinsing your mouth works
wonders too.
Don’t Underestimate
Water
Drinking an adequate amount of water helps
to keep saliva at a low viscosity, which helps
to prevent bacteria from forming plaque.
The average American doesn’t drink the
right amount of water. Try having 8 cups of
water a day.
Drink Plenty
of Water
There are many things to do for your teeth,
but aim at the basics of brushing, flossing,
and try to use a waterpik to adequately
clean your mouth.
More on Beverages
and Brushing
Remember to visit Studio City Dental Center
twice a year to avoid dental issues down the
road.
Click here to schedule an appointment today.
Schedule an
Appointment Today
Studio City Dental Center
Dr. Zareh Kouyoumdjian
12435 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, California 91604
Phone: 818.762.2977
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 818.762.6772
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MISTAKES TO AVOID IN CARING FOR YOUR TEETH

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