Posts for: January, 2018

The way you take care of your toothbrush is almost as important as the way you brush your teeth.

Proper care for your toothbrush is something we tend to overlook, but the next time you brush your teeth, be sure to remember these helpful tips:

When You Finish Brushing
After you brush your teeth, rinse off your toothbrush with water and allow it to air-dry. If you cover up your toothbrush, microorganisms may be able to grow on the brush because of the moisture. 

When to Replace Your Toothbrush
Every 3-4 months you should switch your brush to a new one. Your toothbrush begins to wear and may not be cleaning your teeth as effectively if you use the same one for long periods of time. If you notice bristles beginning to wear, replace the brush at that time, even if it is sooner than 3 months.

Who Can Use Your Toothbrush?
Never share your toothbrush. It is an easy way to spread germs and can increase your chances of an infection.

Besides at-home hygiene, the best way to keep a healthy mouth is through routine visits to the dentist. If you are due for a cleaning or have any concerns about your teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD.


Happy 2018! We hope everyone had a great New Year’s Day. With the new year here, many of us now have to start working on those resolutions we set for ourselves. Some of you may want to start exercising more or spending more time with your family, but how many of you are focusing more on your dental health?

Maintaining a healthy life also means keeping your mouth healthy. The good news is that taking proper care of your teeth and gums only take a few minutes each day. So what should you focus on to improve your dental health?

Make sure you are flossing

Flossing is vital for removing bacteria around your gums and between your teeth that brushing cannot get rid of. Flossing also helps decrease your chances of getting gum disease and tooth decay.

Choose mouth-healthy food

Choosing to eat healthier food is a common goal for many people, but we typically do not think about how the food we eat is affecting our teeth. Fibrous foods and dairy products are great additions to your diet if you are looking for food that can be beneficial to your teeth. Cutting back on the sugary foods and sweets is also a good way to keep your teeth healthy.

Go to the dentist

Practicing proper dental hygiene is important, but visiting the dentist for a cleaning and check-up is just as important as brushing and flossing twice per day. Your dentist will be able to treat any problems that may be occurring and can spot signs of dental health problems that you may not even notice yourself.

Is improving your dental health part of your New Year's resolution?

If you want to start your new year healthier, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD. 




11140 Rockville Pike, Ste 510
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-4200
drj@drjsamuels.com
 

   

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