Tag: hygiene

WHY SHOULD I BRUSH MY TEETH?

Over the course of the day plaque accumulates on your teeth. Plaque is food debris, mucus from your saliva, and bacteria. If the plaque sits on your teeth for more than 24 hours it will turn into tartar. Tartar is plaque plus calcium from your saliva. Day after day tartar will become thick making the… Read more »

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WHAT IS YOUR DENTAL HANDICAP?

A toothbrush bristle or floss can only reach about 3mm below the level of the gum. So, when we measure your gums it’s like golf at a par 3 course, where smaller numbers are better and anything 4 or greater is a bogy. The last time your had your gums checked you may have heard… Read more »

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