Everybody knows brushing your teeth, flossing, and using a tongue scraper will help to prevent cavities, but what about the many other ways you can prevent tooth decay? By taking small steps such as brushing daily, flossing, and keeping your mouth clean, you can prevent and even stop tooth decay before it starts.

Many people brush only once or twice a day. This is not enough to make any real difference in how often you need to brush, and it also does not give you enough time to reach every crevice of your teeth. Brushing should be done twice daily, and three times daily for your entire mouth.

It is easy to brush your teeth and gums when you have your mouth open. You don’t have to worry about a brush hitting something or knocking a tooth out of place. Open your mouth wide and move your tongue up and down. This motion can remove plaque, food, and debris from between the teeth.

Tongue cleaning is an important part of your flossing routine. Toxins and food get into your mouth through tiny cracks between the teeth, so regular tongue cleaning can really make a difference in how well you brush and prevent cavities.

Teeth are very delicate and even the most carefully constructed structures can break down over time. If you are toothless, it is especially important to take good care of your teeth.

Toothpaste and toothpaste products with fluoride may help to prevent cavities, but toothpaste and tooth paste products without fluoride can help in many ways. Fluoride-free toothpaste can help to reduce the amount of tartar build up, and it can also be an excellent oral rinse. Brush thoroughly after brushing and you can use toothpaste, to remove any food and bacteria that are stuck between the teeth.

One thing you can do to prevent tooth decay is to keep your mouth as clean as possible and avoid conditions like dry mouth. This condition can cause tartar build up, which can cause tooth decay. Keeping your mouth as dry as possible also helps to promote healthy saliva, which can help to keep the bacteria from moving along the teeth.

There are many ways to help reduce tooth decay, so there is no reason to think that brushing teething is not important. Once your baby starts to chew on things that aren’t meant for him or her, brushing will be even more important to prevent tooth decay. If you brush twice a day, before and after feeding, you can help to prevent tooth decay and cavities.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 

 

If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.