Many dental patients in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Arlington dental patients!
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush from your Grand Prairie Wal-Mart, just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.
Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie drugstores, so find one you like.
I’m Dr. Stephen Ratcliff, an experienced Arlington dentist, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.
Our warm and friendly staff loves sending our Grand Prairie and Mansfield area patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.
Give us a call today at 817-274-7875!
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