Regardless of how diligent we are with our oral hygiene care, almost everyone can benefit from either a refresher course or additional knowledge about proper smile care.
Our dental care team at Dr. Mitchell Josephs are eager to provide you and every member of your family – regardless of their age–with reliable information on how to keep their smile beautiful and healthy for years to come.
Optimum oral health boils down to a few things – but one of the most important is a regular routine. Whether it’s a stead-fast schedule for brushing, flossing, and rinsing, or a commitment in keeping your semi-annual professional tooth cleaning in Palm Beach, consistency is paramount. Why is this so important? It’s to help lower your risk of tooth decay and eliminate any signs of harmful bacteria or debris that may be caught between teeth. Even with diligent at-home care, a professional dental exam will be able to assess the health of your mouth and make recommendations as needed to adjust your brushing and flossing techniques to keep further dental conditions at bay.
Just as it’s true that your hairbrush will wear out over time and need to be replaced to operate at peak performance, the same applies to your toothbrush. So, how often should you change your toothbrush? It’s a good idea to get in the habit of replacing it about every 4-6 months. Fortunately, this timing coincides with professional dental cleaning, so keeping your toothbrush fresh will be an easy habit to incorporate into your routine.
The market is flooded with toothpaste advertising. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for these ads to over-promise and under-deliver. If you have specific dental concerns such as sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, discolored teeth, bad breath, or any other dental question, you’ll find that a trip to Dr. Mitchell Josephs to discuss your concerns will actually be a budget-saver in the long-term. Make an appointment today to learn more.