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Beyond Brushing

Healthy Daily Dental Habits

We all know that your dentist would like you to floss daily and brush our teeth two times a day. B.J. Myers, DDS & Associates would like to share some extra tips that can help keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.

Video: Homecare & Brushing

•  Use a toothpaste and mouthwash that contain Fluoride to help protect your teeth from decay.
•  Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, brush gently in a circular motion, and hold the toothbrush in your fingertips - not in the palm of your hand.
•  Avoid acidic foods and drinks (like soft drinks and citrus foods). If you can't live without your daily coke, the best way to drink it is relatively quickly followed by a thorough swishing of water to remove remaining sugar.
•  Avoid smoking or excessive amounts of alcohol because they put patients at a higher risk for oral and throat cancer and gum disease.
•  Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or when it shows sign of excessive wear, such as bent bristles. It is also a good idea to replace your toothbrush after any type of illness.
•  See your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups at least every six months. Visits may be needed more frequently when treating Periodontal Disease or Gingivitis.

Video: Homecare & Flossing

Dental Symptoms NOT To Ignore

Any mouth sore that persists longer than two weeks. This could be an indication of oral cancer. Other symptoms include a lump on the neck or throat, difficulty swallowing, prolonged hoarseness, or unilateral persistent ear ache.

Any abnormality in your mouth such as bleeding or swollen gums, intermittent pain, or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures should be examined by your dentist immediately. I cannot stress this enough - early detection is the key to maintaining a healthy mouth with little pain or money spent!

Patient Testimonials.

Our patients come back to us because we truly care about the care you receieve. Here are some of the things our amazing patients have to say about us:
The staff are super friendly and made me feel really comfortable. I had to get Implants for two "baby" teeth i still had left b/c i never grew permanent teeth in their place. I had to be sedated for the operation and expected to be out of commission for a couples days and in a lot of pain the following week. However, that evening I felt surprisingly good with minimal pain.
Lindsay B.
Dr. Myers is the best. I have been a patient of his for about 5 years and every time I come he makes me feel super relaxed and at ease. I have had everything from a simple cleaning to crowns and everything is virtually painless afterwards. I would recommend him to any person who is seeking a great dentist and staff.
Terri R.
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