Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body. But it is non-renewable, so it is essential to take good care of your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing, along with chekcups at Mason Dental in Grapevine, are the best way to do this.
One of the best and easiest things to do is always use a soft-bristele toothbrush. Soft bristles are gentle on the teeth and gums, but rigid enough to clean away food particles. It is ideal to brush immediately after eating, but brushing within 60 minutes of a meal has benefits. The quicker you remove food from your teeth, the better it is for your enamel.
Flossing regularly is also essential to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.
We recommend a checkup and thorough cleaning every six months. Our hygienists remove tartar, a substance that can weaken tooth structures. Regular checkups prevent issues and save you money on costly restorations down the road.
Remember: don’t use your teeth for opening packages! Keep scissors and bottle openers handy. Too often, we see damaged teeth and dental work as a result of patients using their teeth as tools. Biting down on something too hard, like ice or hard candy can also damage enamel.
At Mason Dental in Grapevine, we want the best possible dental health for each of our patients. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!