Life gets busy for all of us, and at times, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Maybe you’ve been putting off fixing a leaky faucet for as long as you can remember. Lots of things get put on the back burner, but at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we urge you not to let your dental care be on of them!
Here are some common dental care shortcuts. Do any of them sound familiar?
- Rushing Through Brushing: Your teeth deserve at least two minutes of brushing. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a process to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.
- Only Seeing The Dentist When You Have a Toothache: We hope none of our patients put off evaluations and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may already be a cavity.
- Neglecting Professional Cleanings: When softer plaque turns to tartar, you can’t clean it away with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of it before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.
- Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss: While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to know that they can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Ordinary string floss is by far the most effective way to floss your teeth.
At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we want all our patients to have good dental health. People from Mansfield and Grand Prairie come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!