5 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know

Five Things We Want You to Know About Your Teeth

Many of us can admit we are guilty of not giving our teeth the full and consistent attention they deserve. While we, at BrightSide Dental, recognize that you may not share our absolute passion for dentistry, we’d like to give you the basics to keep your oral health on the straight and narrow. To keep things interesting, we have narrowed it down to a list of five things we want you to know right now about dental care.

1. If you aren’t using a timer, you are probably spending less than the recommended two minutes brushing your teeth. Don’t think so? Feel free to prove us wrong by running a timer the next time you brush.

2. Bleeding during brushing is not “just a little pink in the sink.” If your leg started to bleed when you washed it, you would not assume it’s nothing to worry about. Why should your gums be any different?

3. Mouthwash is fine if you are rinsing after a spicy lunch, but persistent bad breath can signal a more serious problem. It could be something as simple as laying off the onions or drinking more water, or it could require further investigation. But like spontaneously bleeding body parts, you shouldn’t just assume there is nothing to be done about it. Talk to your dentist about halitosis.

4. Think of your dentist as another member of your health care team. Maintaining good oral health is part of taking care of your body. In fact, the gum disease your dentist can help you treat has been linked to serious health conditions. These can include heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

5. It’s easier than you think to maintain good oral health. Brush twice a day for two minutes, floss, make smart nutritional choices, see your dentist regularly, and follow their recommendations between visits.

Would you like to know more about what you can do to take care of your oral health? Schedule an appointment with BrightSide Dental to develop a comprehensive oral health care plan that is designed with your specific dental health needs in mind.

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West Kelowna, BC
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