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How to Get Past Excuses and Floss More
Our professionals recommend flossing your teeth after every meal. While this may seem like an easy task that won't take up too much of your time, it is something that often times gets overlooked or downright ignored. Flossing is an integral part of maintaining good oral hygiene and it's a habit you shouldn't break.

Flossing At Work
Flossing at work should be a daily habit that you inculcate, especially if you spend most of your time at work. There is no need to be embarrassed about flossing; it's something everyone should be proud of doing. After your meal, simply head to the restroom, floss your teeth well and come out flashing a beautiful smile.

Lunch / Dinner Date With Friends
If you are out with friends for a meal, you could choose to wait till you get back home and floss. However, if you plan on spending the entire day outdoors, simply excuse yourself so you can head to the restroom and floss your teeth.

Flossing your teeth after every meal not only promotes healthy oral care, it also ensures that there are no food particles stuck in your teeth that may show up when you smile. The last thing you want is a piece of broccoli waving hello when you are in the middle of an important meeting. This isn't something anyone would forget soon. Once you get into the habit of flossing after every meal, you won’t make any more excuses, and this will help promote better oral health.

What Saliva Does When You Eat or Drink Something Acidic
Acidic foods can harm your dental health, which is why you should remember to drink a glass full of water or rinse your mouth thoroughly after you consume acidic foods. The acid lowers the pH level in your mouth. This causes the pH level of your saliva to drop as well. Also, your saliva becomes acidic and this increases the chances of bacteria to thrive, thereby allowing cavities to form a lot faster.

The next time you sip on an aerated drink or eat food with a lot of lime in it, remember to wash it down with some water. If you have eaten something acidic, don't forget to floss well, so it can get rid of all the tiny acidic food particles and lower the risk of cavities.

Benefits of Turning to a Powered Toothbrush
We already know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth. While people stress a lot on the importance of brushing, they forget to mention that it is also important to brush in the right manner. A powered toothbrush moves in the right direction, thereby cleaning the teeth thoroughly and taking out even the difficult to reach food particles in the mouth. It also massages the gums and increases blood circulation. This helps to promote better oral health and it also keeps the teeth stronger. While you can brush effectively with manual toothbrushes, powered toothbrushes can make it easier to help keep your smile healthy.


Kristopher Kostenko DDS - Estacada Dental | | 503-630-4211
103 SW Highway 224, Suite A, Estacada, OR 97023



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