General Dentistry in Scottsdale Arizona
Dental health is one of the most neglected areas of health care. People pay little attention to brushing their teeth and using dental floss in their everyday lives unless they suffer from toothache or bleeding gums. This approach towards dental care makes it extremely important for the dental professionals to arrange public awareness programs regarding dental diseases and their adverse outcomes if left untreated. Most common questions which people need to know in regarding their general dental and oral health are discussed below.
How many times should I brush my teeth in a day?
Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona recommends tooth brushing twice a day. Timing for tooth brushing is very important. One should brush thier teeth early in the morning after having breakfast and at night before going to bed.
What is the proper way to brush my teeth?
When brushing it is important to get all surfaces of the teeth. Special consideration should be given to the areas between teeth as these are the spaces where food debris gets dislodged and is extremely difficult to remove. Use a soft-bristled tooth brush with a small amount of toothpaste. Place the tooth brush at an angle of 45 degrees at the junction of gums and teeth. Vibrate the brush for a few second to dislodge the debris and then brush in a circular manner for meticulous cleaning of teeth. Repeat the whole procedure on all surfaces of all teeth especially lingual surfaces of lower front teeth and facial surfaces of upper molars. These surfaces of teeth are more prone to tartar formation due to the openings of salivary gland ducts. Saliva contains calcium which mineralizes the plaque quickly.
When should I replace my tooth brush and which tooth paste should I use?
Replacing your tooth brush depends upon the condition and hardness of its bristles. Dr Jerome Riddle advises to replace tooth brush after every 3 months for sure. However, it can be replaced earlier if bristles are worn and can injure your gums. Using a fluoride tooth paste is most beneficial. However, Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona emphasize upon changing the brand of your tooth paste continuously in order to prevent the development of tolerance of bacteria to a single antibacterial agent.
How many times should I floss in a day?
Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona recommends you to floss your teeth once daily. You can floss your teeth more than one time if deemed necessary in order to remove debris between teeth. Oral hygiene care is not complete without flossing.
What should I do when I experience poor breath?
bad breath also known as halitosis is quite common especially after waking up early in the morning. This is due to low production of saliva during sleep allowing increased growth of bacteria. Poor oral hygiene habits, periodontal diseases, certain foods such as garlic and onions, smoking habits, dry mouth, dehydration, tooth cavities and missed meals can predispose to foul smell production from your mouth. It is advised to follow these instructions to reduce foul smell or halitosis.
- Regularly visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona for dental check up,
- Practice meticulous oral hygiene maintenance,
- Refrain from tobacco chewing and smoking,
- Daily brush and floss your teeth,
- Use mouth washes and oral rinses.
How often should I visit my dental health care professional?
Regular dental check up is advised by Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona. Visit your dentist at least twice a year i.e. after every six months. In case of any dental emergency, immediately schedule a consultation appointment.
Visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office located at 7010 East Chauncy Lane, suite # 140 Scottsdale AZ, 85054 or call us today at (480)-991-4410 or visit our website http://www.jeromeriddledds.com/ for scheduling a regular dental check up visit.