August 10th, 2009
Just as there are so many different types of toothbrushes to choose from, each brush also has a different type of bristle! There are generally three different types of bristles; hard, medium, and soft. We always recommend that our patients, especially children and seniors, use a soft bristled toothbrush.
Using a hard and medium bristled brush can actually harm your teeth and gums by stripping the enamel from the teeth and irritating the gums so that they become red and sore, and can even cause gum recession. If you do use a hard or medium bristled brush as a personal preference, we recommend using an electric toothbrush.
Soft bristles are much gentler on your teeth and gums, and while patients of all ages are recommended to use soft bristled brushes, they are particularly great for children, seniors, patients recovering from a dental procedure, and patients wearing braces.
Soft bristles, and even extra-soft bristles are every bit as effective when it comes to cleaning your teeth; in fact, if you currently use a hard or medium bristled brush, try a soft bristled brush next time you buy a toothbrush and we bet you won’t even notice a difference!
August 5th, 2009
Its summer here at Southcenter Dental, a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories. Whether you are headed to a barbeque, a camping trip, or just having fun in the sun, we want to hear about it! Leave a comment on our blog and tell us about your summer!
-From the Southcenter Dental Team
July 31st, 2009
One of the things we at Southcenter Dental tell patients every day is the importance of daily oral care. Whether it is brushing, flossing, or using mouthwash, good oral hygiene is important! We found an adorable video that helps illustrate our point, check it out below:
July 21st, 2009
At Southcenter Dental, we strive to offer our patients with the latest and greatest in dental care. One of our most innovative pieces of equipment is our periodontal therapy laser. Our hygienist, Kimberly, recently attended a course from the World Clinical Laser Institute. Take a look at what she had to say about the benefits of this technology!
The news has recently been discussing the relationship between periodontal gum disease and some systemic health conditions, and the fight against periodontal disease has become more important. Now at Southcenter Dental we have a high tech device to help our patients stay healthy; the Diode Soft Tissue Laser.
Using the Diode Soft Tissue Laser in periodontal therapy offers two distinct benefits to our patients:
1. The extreme precision of the laser allows removal of only the diseased tissue
2. The laser provides simultaneous clotting of the blood vessels providing an optimal environment for speedy healing.
The most important point to the laser cleaning procedure is that it is completely painless!