Gentle Care: 4 Important Tidbits

The best care for your smile is gentle care. You might have heard this mentioned a time or two but you may not have really understood what was meant. Since we happen to feel very strongly about helping you keep your smile in amazing health, our Cleveland, TX team wants you to know just what to do! Not only will you enjoy the magic that comes from getting serious about dental hygiene but you will also know that your approach is just the way it needs to be for success!

#1: Brush Bristle Info

We know it seems basic and you assume it can’t possibly have a huge impact on your smile care. However, the truth is, unless you use a toothbrush that has soft bristles for your twice-daily dental hygiene, you’re going to be in trouble. You never want to aggressively scrub teeth or gums. You want to gently cleanse them, so keep this in mind!

#2: Pressure Details

Of course, you don’t want cavities. However, if you think that some seriously intense brushing is what’s going to get you to the finish line, think again: Remember that it’s all about that gentle approach that will get you a smile that’s beautiful and healthy, too! Skip the desire to press hard when you brush (this goes for flossing, too) and instead take it easy. Gentle care in all areas of dental hygiene is what you need to focus on when you want to protect your smile and keep it clean and healthy.

#3: Toothpaste Texture

As mentioned about avoiding scrubbing and aggressive dental hygiene, this applies to your toothpaste, as well. Be sure you are using gentle toothpaste (meaning no abrasive ingredients) for the win!

#4: Your Hygiene Pace

You will notice that we do not blaze through your dental cleanings. Instead, we take our time and are careful to address each area of your smile. We suggest you follow our lead when you’re practicing your dental hygiene at home! It may be tempting to see just how fast you can go but remember that this will usually cause you to do a not-so-amazing job. Instead, use any type of timer that puts a smile on your face (even a cell phone timer will do!), so you know you’re taking two minutes to brush. As for flossing: Take it slow and steady.

Keep Your Smile Safe With Care Tips

Nobody wants to spend lots of time brushing and flossing without seeing a megawatt, healthy grin in the mirror! When you are very ready for inspiring smile care tips, just head our way! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.