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Is 30 Minutes the Right Amount of Time to Wait to Brush?
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
You just ate breakfast or had a sugary snack, and you know you need to clean your teeth. You may be tempted to head for the bathroom to brush right away, but this can actually further damage your teeth. In fact, we recommend that you wait for at least 30 minutes after eating before you brush. Why Wait to Brush? To understand why you should wait to brush, you need to know what happens to your teeth when you eat. Foods and drinks alter the pH of your mouth, making the environment more acidic. This is one of the most vulnerable times for your teeth, as the enamel will soften and demineralize during this acid attack. Unfortunately, should you brush while your teeth are in this weakened state, you can do more damage than good. You'll scrape away at the vulnerable enamel and can cause acid erosion. Once the enamel is gone, it is gone for good, so it is important to protect what you have. What Can You Do Instead? Luckily, there are things that you can do to clean your teeth and mouth without brushing. Try to rinse your mouth out with water, as water will neutralize the acids in your mouth and will wash away bacteria, food particles, and plaque. You can also chew sugar-free gum, which stimulates saliva production and freshens your mouth. Making better food choices can also minimize the impact of acids in your mouth. Try eating crunchy vegetables, especially at the end of your meal. Fibrous foods like carrots, celery, and cucumbers will work to scrub your teeth while also boosting saliva production. Waiting for at least 30 minutes after a meal is a safe way to make sure your teeth aren't damaged in the process. To find out more, please contact our office to set up your next appointment....
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Invisalign Questions You May Want to Ask Us
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
If you are considering straightening your teeth, you may want to consider Invisalign. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and give yourself the beautiful smile you have always wanted! We receive a lot of questions about Invisalign treatment and so today we thought that we would take the time to outline some of the most frequently asked questions for you. What is Invisalign? We use an advanced 3D computer imaging computer to create your custom-made clear aligners. They gently fit over your teeth and move them just a little bit at a time into their ideal position. Once an aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, you will graduate to the next aligner in your series. This gradually straightens your teeth much in the same way that traditional orthodontics like braces do, but with less pain, and not to mention they are nearly invisible. Why Invisalign Instead of Braces? As an adult, the idea of having a mouth full of braces may prevent you from correcting your smile. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and they are also removable which means that you are granted the ability to eat or drink whatever you like during your treatment. This feature also allows you to maintain a regular brushing and flossing schedule instead of working around traditional fixed braces. Gone are the days of metal wires and brackets attached to your teeth. Those days have been replaced by strong medical grade thermoplastic material that is custom made just for you and your smile. How Can I Get Started With Invisalign? If you are ready to think about how beautiful your smile could be, please call our office today and schedule a consultation! We would be happy to meet with you and go over some treatment options in our office. Get started on your best smile today!...
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Invisalign Questions You May Want to Ask Us
Posted on 4/10/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
If you are considering straightening your teeth, you may want to consider Invisalign. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and give yourself the beautiful smile you have always wanted! We receive a lot of questions about Invisalign treatment and so today we thought that we would take the time to outline some of the most frequently asked questions for you. What is Invisalign? We use an advanced 3D computer imaging computer to create your custom-made clear aligners. They gently fit over your teeth and move them just a little bit at a time into their ideal position. Once an aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, you will graduate to the next aligner in your series. This gradually straightens your teeth much in the same way that traditional orthodontics like braces do, but with less pain, and not to mention they are nearly invisible. Why Invisalign Instead of Braces? As an adult, the idea of having a mouth full of braces may prevent you from correcting your smile. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and they are also removable which means that you are granted the ability to eat or drink whatever you like during your treatment. This feature also allows you to maintain a regular brushing and flossing schedule instead of working around traditional fixed braces. Gone are the days of metal wires and brackets attached to your teeth. Those days have been replaced by strong medical grade thermoplastic material that is custom made just for you and your smile. How Can I Get Started With Invisalign? If you are ready to think about how beautiful your smile could be, please call our office today and schedule a consultation! We would be happy to meet with you and go over some treatment options in our office. Get started on your best smile today!...
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