What’s the Correct Way to Floss?
Flossing does not have to be as complicated as it’s made out to be!
String Floss still remains our favorite as it is flexible enough to get into those hard to reach spaces, and does not damage any gum tissue in the process.
Floss picks while nifty and easier to use should be limited to the back teeth. It is very difficult to follow the technique shown in the video above using picks!
Water flossers are great, and highly recommended for people with periodontal disease ( gum recession and bone loss) If you’ve ever had deep cleanings done in your life, a waterflosser will help you maintain the “clean” in between the teeth.
The Ultimate Showdown: Manual vs Electric Toothbrush!
One question we’re asked the most is which toothbrush would you recommend? Our answer- ELECTRIC ELECTRIC ELECTRIC.
Electric ( not battery operated) toothbrushes have a head that oscillates at a very high rate per minute allowing for a more thorough and deeper cleaning.
Most electric toothbrushes also notify you if you are brushing too hard, which is a common cause of receding gums.
They are also typically timed for 2 minutes so you actually end up brushing for 2 mins ( like the dentist always said!)
Sonic Care and Oral B both make great electric toothbrushes, and you can choose either depending on your personal preference!
Understanding Tooth Wear
In today’s day and age teeth wear affects all of us. However teeth wear is not always “grinding your teeth”
There are three types of wear patterns-
Attrition- Typically caused by the grinding of teeth
Erosion- Wear caused by chemicals- can be caused by sodas, sports drinks or even gastric acid
Abrasion- Typically caused by external factors- for example brushing too hard, using your teeth to open bottles, hold clips to pushing toothpicks too hard.. to name a few!