How to maximize your tooth care with proper tooth brushing habits.

Our last article about tooth care and flossing gave specifics on how to properly floss. This week let’s talk about brushing.

picture of toothbrush, pick and mirror to help properly clean your teeth

Tooth Brushing Guidelines

The researchers who have studied brushing say this:

• Ideal brushing time is two minutes.
• Ideal pressure is 150 grams, which is about the weight of an orange.
• Brushing your teeth either with too much pressure and/or longer than necessary might cause more harm than good.

The reasoning is most plaque is removed with this time and pressure and any more can damage gums and teeth!

Watch your ingredients!

Some say that these items as well as too much fluoride can be damaging.
• Triclosan
• Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
• Propylene glycol
• Diethanolamine (DEA)

An alternative is to make your own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda and a touch of Himalaya salt, with peppermint essential oil for flavor.

Flouride is turning out to be one those products that we should avoid. To read more about fluoride see this article.

Summary for good tooth care.

It really comes down to keeping good bacteria in your mouth and removing unwanted bacteria!
The types of food we eat is critical. Sugars and processed foods are just bad for you. Unfortunately, these are readily available, quick and easy to get and usually enhanced to appeal to taste buds so it is what many eat. Do your best to eat real food. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, grass fed meats, poultry, eggs and dairy. Nut and seeds help with fiber and vitamins.

Brush your teeth twice daily, floss every day and stay away from fluoridated water and toothpaste.

If you can avoid the sugars (bacteria food!) and the processed foods, you can help your teeth avoid the growth of bacteria causing the bacteria. Add in the proper tooth care by brushing and flossing and you will go a long way to helping keep your teeth – and your body healthy!

Tooth Care – Proper Brushing

How to maximize your tooth care with proper tooth brushing habits.
Our last article about tooth care and flossing gave specifics on how to properly floss. This week let’s talk about brushing.

Tooth Brushing Guidelines

The researchers who have studied brushing say this:

• Ideal brushing time is two minutes.
• Ideal pressure is 150 grams, which is about the weight of an orange.
• Brushing your teeth either with too much pressure and/or longer than necessary might cause more harm than good.

The reasoning is most plaque is removed with this time and pressure and any more can damage gums and teeth!

Watch your ingredients!

Some say that these items as well as too much fluoride can be damaging.
• Triclosan
• Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
• Propylene glycol
• Diethanolamine (DEA)

An alternative is to make your own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda and a touch of Himalaya salt, with peppermint essential oil for flavor.

Flouride is turning out to be one those products that we should avoid. To read more about fluoride see this article.

Summary for good tooth care.

It really comes down to keeping good bacteria in your mouth and removing unwanted bacteria!
The types of food we eat is critical. Sugars and processed foods are just bad for you. Unfortunately, these are readily available, quick and easy to get and usually enhanced to appeal to taste buds so it is what many eat. Do your best to eat real food. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, grass fed meats, poultry, eggs and dairy. Nut and seeds help with fiber and vitamins.

Brush your teeth twice daily, floss every day and stay away from fluoridated water and toothpaste.

If you can avoid the sugars (bacteria food!) and the processed foods, you can help your teeth avoid the growth of bacteria causing the bacteria. Add in the proper tooth care by brushing and flossing and you will go a long way to helping keep your teeth – and your body healthy!

Your First Visit with Dr. Abeyta

Your initial appointment will consist of a gathering appropriate records. Dr. Abeyta will do an in depth head and neck exam which includes evaluating the TMJ, tooth by tooth exam, periodontal screening, oral cancer screening, and esthetic consultation. Getting to know you is Dr. Abeyta’s priority. She believes that the head, neck, mouth, and whole body are connected as a system. She will study the gathered records and formulate different treatment options available for you, the individual. Your second visit is a one hour one on one consultation with Dr. Abeyta. At this visit, she will review your photos, radiographs, and other data gathered so that you may fully understand areas that may be of concern. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and decide on what treatment options benefit you.