National Dentist´s Day

Post by: Gerarda on 06 Mar 2020

March 6th every year we show appreciation to dentists all over the world who keep our pearly whites in tip top shape. This day is also a way to bring awareness to dentistry so that people can learn how best to care for their teeth. It is also a reminder for those who have neglected their teeth or avoid going to a dentist to schedule a checkup.

Nothing makes a dentist happier then when a patient arrives and it is obvious they have good oral hygiene as they brush and floss regularly.

What the patient can do:
1. Decide on an oral health routine. Include both brushing and flossing and remember to floss after you have brushed.
2. Book that dental checkup you have been putting off. Ask your dentist to show you have to brush your teeth so you are not wearing away enamel.
3. If you have children, brush their teeth until they are mature enough to do it for themselves. Once you have brushed your child´s teeth, give them the brush so they feel they are doing it as well.
4. Smile and show off those pearly whites. It shows the job you do and that of your dentist.
5. Take a picture of those beautiful teeth and post it on your social media accounts.

Tips for a healthy dental routine:
1. Brush at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes.
2. Brush gently using elliptical strokes.
3. Use a soft toothbrush.
4. Brush after eating.
5. Floss after brushing.
6. See your dentist twice a year or as your dentist recommends.
7. Eat a balanced diet and limit eating and drinking between meals.
8. Limit the amount of citrus you eat and drink.

A visit to a dentist is a scary proposition for many people. Remember though, dentistry has come a long way from when Dr. John M. Harris started the world’s first dental school in
Bainbridge, Ohio in 1828.

Evolving dental technology and education are two of the things that make a visit to a dentist much more pleasant than in earlier days. That being said nothing beats a dentist who has the hands of a sculptor, the precision of an engineer, the eye of an artist and the experience to combine all of these professions to carry out either a simple or a challenging treatment and still make the result look natural.

That is in essence Dr. Mikael G. Kahn or as he is so affectionately known, Mikael.

Toothbrush Look Like a 90s Boy Band?

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Jun 2019

We get asked all the time, “When should I replace my toothbrush?” If you brush your teeth twice a day then every 3-4 months is a good time to change your toothbrush.

As the bristles on your toothbrush wear out over time it is important to change it regularly. If you have recovered from an illness, a cold, flu, or a sore throat, that is also a good time to change it. As germs can hide in the bristles of a toothbrush you can re-infect yourself.

If your toothbrush has a part in the middle that looks like the hair of a 90s boy band, then you are long overdue for a change.

Think of it in terms of seasons, then each time a new season rolls around and you change the clothing you wear, you also know to change your toothbrush.

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Posted on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7:38 am

Which toothbrush is most effective?

Post by: Gerarda on 27 May 2019

The correct answer is either a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush is most effective as long as you know how to use it.

As children, many of us were taught to brush up and down or side to side. If you use a manual toothbrush you need to brush in an elliptical fashion so you don’t put excessive pressure on the gums and erode them over time. You become the mover and the shaker of your brush. If you have difficulty brushing, perhaps an electric one is right for you.

With an electric toothbrush, the brush provides the movement while you become the guide; therefore, the brushing technique is slightly different than using a conventional brush. Read the inclosed manual for the brand you buy. Use an electric brush that has a round head.

Whichever type you decide to buy, make sure you use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. If you need to brush up on your technique, ask your dental professional for a “how to” session. Remember to brush for 2 minutes, which means 30 seconds for each quadrant.

 

The bristles your toothbrush should have

Post by: Gerarda on 10 May 2019

Always choose a toothbrush with soft bristles. If your toothbrush has medium or hard bristles it can cause damage not only to your gums, but also to the enamel on your teeth.

Brush your teeth lightly as brushing too strongly can also cause damage to the gum and teeth. Too much pressure can do more harm than good so apply just enough pressure to feel the bristles against your gum. You are cleaning too hard if you are crushing your brush against your teeth.

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Posted on Friday 10th May 2019 at 7:52 am

The Toothbrush

Post by: Gerarda on 18 Mar 2015

Toothbrushes

Not all toothbrushes are created equal. Regardless if you are choosing a manual or an electric toothbrush, there are a couple of things to look for.

Size: There are many sizes available, but see that your toothbrush allows easy access to all surfaces of your teeth, also on the molars – those large teeth at the back of your mouth.  If the head of the brush is too large, it will be difficult to use and therefore, will be ineffective.

Bristle texture: Again whether it is a manual or an electric toothbrush, you can choose between soft, medium and hard. Today most stores selling toothbrushes also carry the extra-soft variety. If you clean your teeth regularly, twice a day, then an extra-soft toothbrush will be good.  If you brush too enthusiastically, then a hard toothbrush is the last thing you want to be using. You could actually do more damage than good to your gums and more so to the root surfaces of your teeth, should they be exposed.

Providing you clean your teeth regularly using a proper brushing technique, you should be able to get rid of the plaque and by doing so keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Posted on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 10:47 am