- Learn about your different denture options by taking a look at this information provided by WebMD.
- This article on HealthyGuidance.org explains how to properly care for your dentures.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine provides some information about the adjustment period when a patient first begins to wear dentures.
- Find out how to select the best toothbrush by reading this article from the Journal of the American Dental Association.
- LiveStrong.com explains the importance of purchasing a good toothbrush.
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Maintaining good oral hygiene throughout your life can help you prevent serious oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. A key part of keeping your smile healthy is to schedule regular dental checkups every six months. During this appointment, your dentist will be able to check for any cavities and advise you on proper at-home dental care.
If you need to schedule a regular dental checkup or want to learn about your cosmetic dentistry options, Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. can help. Call (646) 833-0582 to schedule an appointment at our Manhattan office.
You probably know all about the importance of brushing your teeth each day. Not only can regular teeth brushing help you prevent cavities and gum disease, but it can also lower your risk of developing other health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Because there is a huge variety of toothbrush styles to choose from, you should read through this guide for help finding the right toothbrush to enhance your oral hygiene:
An ideal toothbrush is one with a head that can easily clean each surface of your teeth and gums without crowding your mouth. You should look for a toothbrush head that is approximately half an inch wide and one inch in height. This toothbrush head size is large enough to target each surface of your mouth yet is small enough to comfortably maneuver as you brush. You should also look for a toothbrush with a long handle that allows you to easily position the toothbrush head with your hand.
There are three basic types of bristles you can choose from: soft, medium, and hard nylon bristles. If you are unsure of how sensitive your gums are, purchasing a soft-bristle toothbrush is probably your best choice. Using soft bristles can help you prevent damage to your teeth, gums, and roots if you unknowingly brush too vigorously.
If a toothbrush carries an ADA Seal of Approval, the product has been tested to meet certain safety standards outlined by the American Dental Association. However, because there are still a number of toothbrush brands to choose from, you should speak with your regular dentist about which kind of toothbrush would offer the greatest benefit for your oral health.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. of Manhattan, give us a call at (646) 833-0582. Our friendly staff will explain your treatment options and inform you of additional at-home care. Dr. Kakosian is also a certified Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider.
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The reason why it’s important to brush and floss your teeth each day is because these habits remove decay-causing plaque from inside your mouth. Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria and food debris that forms on the surface of your teeth and gums. If you don’t remove plaque, the bacteria will convert the sugars from food into a harmful acid byproduct.
By brushing your teeth multiple times a day, you can remove plaque before it produces harmful acid that wears away at the enamel. However, as this video explains, you can also reduce your chances of developing tooth decay by monitoring what you eat. By avoiding high-sugar foods and incorporating other foods into your diet, you can minimize your risk of developing oral health problems.
Learn more about preventing tooth decay by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. You can reach our Manhattan office at (646) 833-0582.
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