Care For Your Teeth As If They Are A Part Of You
Miami’s Dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas
Caring for your teeth at home is the single most important step anyone can take in improving the condition of their teeth, gums, and overall health. That’s why Miami’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his staff of caring, concerned professionals want to share with you information that can assist you in caring for your teeth at home.
Dental Home Care Tips
Brushing and Flossing is a Must!
The two most common aspects to home care is brushing teeth and flossing teeth. Brushing is the basic act of removing plaque from the surface of your teeth. Since most of us are familiar with brushing, Dr. de Cardenas simply provides his patients with some general advice:
• Brush twice a day
• Use a toothpaste containing fluoride
• Use a soft bristled brush and gentle strokes
• Clean all surfaces of your teeth including the back
• Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria that causes bad breath
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Flossing, Dr. de Cardenas notes, is the forgotten or less favored at home dental practice. Flossing removes plaque from between teeth and the gum line where periodontal disease often begins. In some respects, flossing is more important than brushing as brushing cannot get between the teeth.
Unlike brushing, flossing techniques are better for some individuals than for others. Dr. de Cardenas recommends a personal consultation to determine the best set of flossing practices and products to meet your individual needs.
Caring For Your Teeth at Home
Though home care is a great start towards good dental care, it is only a first step. Miami’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas invites you and your family to take the additional steps towards good dental health with him and his staff.
Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist
You can contact us using our convenient email form and we’ll get right back to you, or simply call us at (305) 251.3334. Talk to Dr. de Cardenas about what you can do at home (and with his help) to maintain good dental health. Make an appointment with Dr. de Cardenas, experience the difference between being treated as a patient, and being a treated as a part of the family.