For most people, brushing their teeth is simply something they do. It’s ingrained into their routines. They wake up, brush, go about their day, brush, go to bed. The fact that they’re brushing should be good enough, right? At Dr. Jack Kayton’s dental office in Charlottesville we don’t think so, and you shouldn’t either.
Brushing your teeth isn’t so much about whether or not you do it — although that is pretty important — it’s more about how you brush.
By correctly brushing your teeth, you’re effectively removing plaque, tartar and bacteria, which protects your pearly whites from cavities, gum disease and a variety of other dental problems. Proper brushing also helps keep your teeth free of dangerous surface abrasions and can aid in keeping your gums healthy.
To correctly brush your teeth, it’s important that you follow some basic rules.
Brush at least twice a day
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
Aim the bristles at a 45-degree angle
Use a soft, circular motion instead of a horizontal “scrubbing” technique
Clean every surface of each tooth, including the front, back and chewing area
Be sure to brush your tongue each time as well
Practicing optimal brushing techniques is sure to help protect overall oral health. However, it’s still very important to maintain regular visits to your Charlottesville dentist and get professional cleanings as recommended. If you’re due for a cleaning or checkup, call Dr. Jack Kayton to schedule an appointment today!
Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
Prompt, congenial, well organized, professional, and patient friendly.
Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.