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Bad Habits & Dental Health

We are all creatures of habit and routine, but in being mindful of how these particular habits can affect us, it becomes easier to make choices aimed at improving the quality of life. When it comes to dental health, there may be things that you are doing every day that could be negatively impacting your teeth and gums. Here are a few important things to keep in mind: ‘ If we don’t breathe correctly we could be susceptible to tooth grinding and sleep apnea The mouth is the start of the respiratory system, therefore the shape of your upper and lower jaw, the position of the tongue and way the muscles around the lips and cheeks work affects the quality of your breathing and sleeping. For optimal health and … Continue Reading

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Brushing & Flossing Tips

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When it comes to most things there are usually two different ways to proceed: a complex way with many steps or a simplified method that can usually achieve the same results. Advancements in technology have helped certain processes improve, however it’s always good to have a solid understanding of how things work; if the power ever goes out, can you go back to the basics? Chargeable toothbrushes and water piks for flossing are wonderful, but being able to effectively use a standard brush and floss is important. Here are some tips to help keep your mouth healthy and clean: Top tips for brushing correctly: • “Clean daily between the teeth to below the gum line before brushing your teeth. For small spaces between teeth use dental floss and … Continue Reading

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Common Mistakes Made While Brushing Teeth

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Regularly brushing, flossing and rinsing (as well as visiting your Aylmer dentist for checkups and cleanings) are key parts to maintaining the best dental health possible, but only if they are done consistently and properly. Especially when it comes to maintaining your teeth while at home, brushing is important, however many people are doing it incorrectly. Here are some of the common mistakes people tend to make when it comes to brushing their teeth: ‘Picking the wrong toothbrush The size of the brush’s head is important, too, especially if you have a smaller mouth. Brushes also have various sizes of handles and different angles. Some are more flexible than others. But the critical part, dentists agree, is the bristles that remove the bacteria and loosen plaque from your … Continue Reading

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Proper Teeth Cleaning Technique

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Technique is everything. When you know the proper way to do something you can know with certainty that you are making a positive impact with whatever it is you happen to be doing. There is nothing worse than thinking you have been doing something correctly for a long time only to find out that not only were you doing it wrong, but that the way you were doing it was causing a lot more harm and will make it that much harder to correct. When it comes to brushing your teeth, there is a specific way to do it for it to be the most effective. Some may believe that a lot of toothpaste, on a hard bristled brush combined with hard, aggressive strokes will offer the best … Continue Reading

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