Patient education is an important part of our dental practice. We help our dental patients stay educated about their own oral health and how to maintain their smiles at home and in our office. Here you can read dental FAQs patients can have about oral hygiene and routine treatments in our Boulder, CO office. We welcome questions from patients about their dental concerns and regular care.
Dental FAQs in Boulder, CO
Do you want to know the best ways to care for your smile? Read answers to popular questions about oral health care:
When should you replace your toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or as soon as it shows wear. Your brush bristles can wear down over time, and bacteria can accumulate on the brush.
What are the best ways to brush and floss your teeth?
Brush for two minutes twice a day. We recommend that patients use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle to clean the teeth’s outer, inner, and chewing surfaces. Remember to brush your tongue to minimize bacteria and keep your breath fresh. To floss, use about 18 inches of floss and wind it around each middle finger. Hold the floss between the thumb and index finger, sliding it up and down between your teeth. You can curve the floss at the bottom of the tooth to clean beneath the gum line.
Can I visit the dentist if I’m pregnant?
Yes, we encourage pregnant patients to visit the dentist and continue to schedule dental cleanings in our office. The majority of dental treatments are safe for pregnant women. It is also important for patients to continue a good oral hygiene routine during pregnancy, as gingivitis can be a common problem for pregnant women.
How does sugar affect your oral health?
Bacteria feed on sugar left in the mouth, producing digestive acids that can eat away at the tooth enamel. These acids also create cavities or holes in the teeth. Cavities expose the nerves and blood vessels within the tooth. Patients with cavities often require root canal treatment and dental fillings or crowns to restore their teeth. Our dental office provides amalgam or composite fillings for durable and tooth-colored restorations.
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