We hope all our patients know that every time they walk into our midtown Manhattan dental office, they're about to receive the highest quality of dental care. We pride ourselves on the highly qualified dentists that work in our office. But it's just as important for our patients to know about the things they can do to take care of their teeth at home, so that when they come in to see us their teeth are in top condition. The healthier a patient's teeth are at the start, the shorter and more painless the check up will be.
There are a few easy things that patients should keep in their minds on a daily basis. Remember to brush your teeth for the full two or three minutes that dentists recommend. Studies show that most people only spend about thirty seconds brushing. But poor brushing habits can lead to cavities, and gum disease. Another easy tip is to avoid bleaching your teeth more than once every six months. Some people bleach their teeth far more often, in an attempt to make them as white as possible. While we certainly understand the desire for white teeth, too much bleaching can dilute the natural enamel of your teeth.
Finally, it is important for our patients to keep in mind that it is incredibly easy to spread cavity-causing bacteria to infants. babies' mouths are so sensitive to these germs, that even sharing silverware can cause them to spread. New parents should take special care not to spread germs if they have problems with their teeth.
Maintaining healthy teeth is pretty easy. Just follow the advice of your dentist, who always has your well-being in mind. If patients follow these simple steps, and remember to come in for dental check ups every six months, their teeth will be much healthier than they would be otherwise.