Monday, February 4, 2013

Mesa Dentist Office - The Robison Dental Group’s Flossing Tips

The Robison Dental Group Has Some Great Tips for Brushing and flossing your Teeth 

This is a creative way to teach your children about flossing by putting Play-Doh in between Mega Bloks. Have your child use a piece of yarn to get it out!

Local Mesa, AZ Dentist Dr. Gary Robison states that by the time you're eight years old, you should be able to floss your own teeth. Try using a loop of floss. Tie the ends of a 10-inch piece of floss, forming a circle. Hold the floss tightly between the thumbs and forefingers.

It helps to floss your teeth the same way each time, so that you don't miss any teeth.
always Floss gently, so you don't hurt your gums. 

This is the best way to brush your teeth
First you need to put the head of the toothbrush against your gumline and the tips of the bristles at a 45-degree angle to your gumline. 

Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, going in a circle and scrubbing, several times in each spot.

Keep the bristles angled against the gumline, while you brush both the inner and outer surfaces of each tooth.

Brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth straight on.

Clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth by tilting the brush upright and making several up-and-down strokes with the front of the brush.

Finish by brushing your tongue, which helps to remove germs from your mouth that cause bad breath.

 Rinse with water or a fluoride mouthwash to remove loosened plaque.

The Robison Dental Group Brushing Tips

Gently brush your teeth. Don't squash the bristles - that means you're brushing too hard.

Replace your toothbrush every two to three months, or as soon as the bristles are worn or bent. A worn-out toothbrush does not clean your teeth properly and will hurt your gums. You should also always replace your toothbrush after you've had a cold.

Make sure you are reaching every tooth. The toothbrush can only clean one or two teeth at a time, so move it around a lot.

Try not to use a toothbrush with hard bristles. That will hurt your gums. Use a toothbrush with soft, end-rounded bristles.

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