You might have a pretty good idea of how to take care of your teeth in between routine visits to your Denver, CO dentist, Dr. Karlyn Taylor. A recent study shows that some patients’ views about oral health are based on old or inaccurate information.
At Central Park Dental, our team values continuing education and stays on the leading edge of the latest and greatest information to protect your smile. Here are some common dental myths debunked.
Brush Your Teeth Immediately Following a Meal
It’s okay to rinse with plain water after you eat to remove any stray bits of broccoli or raspberry seeds. But it is best to wait 30 minutes after eating for the pH inside the mouth to normalize before brushing. Waiting is especially important if you eat or drink acidic items that cause excessive softening of the enamel.
People Don’t Go to the Dentist Enough
Though people reported that they know they should visit the dentist at least twice per year, 77% say that they frequent the dental chair less often.
It’s true that twice-yearly visits are essential, but some patients can benefit from more frequent visits. Patients with periodontal disease or who are more prone to dental conditions will have a personalized care schedule.
Missing just a few appointments can put your smile at risk. Our dentist and hygienists are friendly and offer a wealth of knowledge when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
You Should Rinse Your Mouth after Brushing Your Teeth
It’s best to rinse before you brush to remove any large particles of food. Fluoride toothpaste protects teeth more effectively when left on the teeth (overnight especially) rather than rinsing it away.
Family Dentistry in Central Park (Formerly Stapleton)
For a Denver, CO dentist who treats the whole family, contact Central Park Dental to schedule your next dental exam. We love discussing how to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.