What sorts of things do you consider when you are choosing a new toothbrush? Or are you one of those people who just wait until your dentist gives you a new one? You should replace your toothbrush every three months, which means you should be replacing it halfway between your six month dental visits. Actually, your toothbrush is a very important tool when considering it is one of the only tools standing between you and periodontal disease. Your Black Diamond family dentist, Dr. Chin, explains how to choose and care for your toothbrush.
Brushing your teeth is habit just like wearing your seatbelt. You barely think of it while you’re doing it. Choosing a toothpaste has become habit too. Some of you may be using the same toothpaste your parents bought while you were kids. Others may have found one you liked and never gave it another thought. In his last blog, your Black Diamond family dentist, Dr. Chin, mentioned brushing your tongue with oxygenating toothpaste. In today’s blog, Dr. Chin explains what oxygenating toothpaste is and its advantages.
As an adult, how often do you think about your tongue? You probably don’t unless you accidently bite it. As a kid you may have been fascinated with your tongue, especially when you realized you can stick it out, make weird noises with it, curl it, etc. And you had a right to be. Your tongue is an amazing thing. Here are a few interesting facts about your tongue: women have shorter tongues than men; the reason you can move your tongue up and down, in and out, roll it when speaking, and curl it, is because your tongue consists of eight muscles; half of the thousands of bacteria found in your mouth reside on your tongue, contributing to bad breath. In today’s blog, your Black Diamond family dentist, Dr. Chin, discusses how to take care of your tongue.