Test your tooth care knowledge
- Posted on: Jun 15 2016
Let’s start right out with a question: a recent survey conducted among single people revealed the body part deemed most important when considering potential dates and mates. Do you know what it is?
Answer: Teeth are one of the first things other people notice about you
Your teeth (and your smile) could be helping or hurting your dating life, but there’s no doubt that if you’re not taking care of your teeth can gums, you’re definitely hurting what else?
Answer: Your oral health affects your overall health
Taking care of your teeth and gums does more than prevent cavities or bad breath
The American Dental Association reminds us that our oral health affects our overall health. So how do you know if you’re oral care is what it should be?
Answer: Brush twice a day, floss once a day, see your dentist every six months
Another survey reveals that a lot of us aren’t taking proper care of our teeth and gums. In fact, only half of us floss every day, and only one in five of us brush twice daily. Not brushing and flossing can contribute to the risk of developing many serious health issues in addition to gum disease and tooth loss, including:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney disease
Make sure you have the right tool for this important job
So which toothbrush do you think is best – manual or electric?
Answer: It depends
When it comes to choosing the right toothbrush, the most important factor is you. If you’re a conscientious brusher who makes sure you spend two minutes cleaning your teeth and under the gum line, a manual brush that you change out every few months can provide effective care. Electric toothbrushes can help if you want to be sure that you’re doing a good job, because the brush does all the work for you.
Some extra weapons in your oral health arsenal
Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride; mouthwash can add another layer of protection against cavities and gum disease; and a tongue scraper can eliminate bacteria that cause decay and bad breath. Ready to schedule your appointment?
Answer: Call (404) 255-9080.