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Summer is the perfect time to get your teeth ready to shine!
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#SmilePowerDay is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites. See what the power of a smile can do!
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There have been numerous studies that compare the effectiveness of manual brushes and electric brushes.

Although not all electric brushes are the same, studies have shown that electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can perform an effective cleaning with a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric brush make the task easier and more efficient.

Some electric brushes (Sonicare) produce sonic vibrations that are difficult for a traditional hand brush to emulate. Other electric brushes like Oral-B and Rotadent have small heads that help you access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This aspect is more important for patients with orthodontic braces or a history of periodontal diseases.

If you have any questions about electric toothbrushes and you live in Glenview or the surrounding area, give us a call today!
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It is difficult for a toothbrush to clean areas between the teeth; this is why flossing is the recommended practice to treat these hard-to-reach spaces. The ideal frequency for flossing is similar to brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum.

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To begin the procedure, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides of the floss around your middle fingers. With your index finger and thumb, glide the floss in between all of your teeth individually. When flossing, make sure you are not cutting your gums. You want to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the space located between the teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the tooth) and gently rinse in a lateral motion. Then move to the opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.’

If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in Glenview or the surrounding area, give us a call today!
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The first step is to choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a brush with soft bristles. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough to avoid irritating your gums and tissue.

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The next procedure is to select an effective toothpaste. In general, any toothpaste that contains fluoride is recommended unless you have special needs that are determined by your dentist. Two of the most endorsed brands of toothpaste are Colgate Total and Crest Multicare.

When initially brushing, it is important to start from a specific location and work your way to the opposite side, continuing all the way through the whole mouth so that you end where you started. This helps you avoid missing any areas. Usually a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is enough. An adequate brushing should require 2 to 4 minutes of time.

There are a variety of techniques for brushing your teeth, but one of the most popular ones is described here:

Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle toward the teeth and gums. Gently press against the gums so the tips of the bristles go in between the gum and the teeth. Then apply a few lateral strokes and roll the brush down to sweep off plaque and wastes. Repeat this motion 6 to 10 times and move on to the next area. If your mouth is full of foam, spit it out and continue brushing. Your brushing is completed when you have brushed all surfaces and spaces of your teeth, not when your mouth is full! On chewing surfaces, short strokes work best to remove plaque from grooves and pits. When brushing the back side of your front teeth, hold your brush vertically to be able to reach the teeth better.

As far as frequency of brushing is concerned, the ideal practice is to brush after a meal. But if this is not possible, then brush at least twice a day – after breakfast and before going to bed. If you live in or around Glenview, give us a call today to schedule your oral health evaluation exam.
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Improving your smile doesn’t have to be difficult. http://bit.ly/2r35LDk
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A toothache is not a fun way to spend the summer. Now's the time to book a dental check-up! #CosmeticDentist #DentalImplants
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This Memorial Day, we remember the men and women that have served our country. #GlenviewDentist 
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We hope you have a fun Memorial Day Weekend, but never take a break from caring for your teeth!
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