Friendly Staff, Beautiful Smiles,
Our team at Springs Family Dental agrees with the American Dental Association’s recommendation of brushing twice daily for two minutes and flossing once daily to maintain good oral hygiene.
Only use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and brush your teeth gently. Scrubbing or brushing too hard can damage your enamel and irritate your gums, leading to gum recession.
It’s time to change your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed and worn.
You can use fluoridated toothpaste, toothpaste for sensitive teeth, or any products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. If you need recommendations, your dentist will be happy to offer suggestions for what will best suit your unique needs.
Though brushing and flossing are essential for well-maintained teeth and gums, routine dental exams and professional cleanings are integral to oral health and wellness. During these appointments, your dentist checks for abnormalities and can provide prevention, early detection, and treatment for dental problems. Also, your dentist or hygienist can thoroughly remove excess plaque and tartar from the teeth and along the gumline, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease.
Is it time for your dental exam and cleaning? We invite you to contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mike Terveen at our Colorado Springs dental office located east of I-25. Don’t forget to ask about our dental savings program so you can receive special pricing for treatments!