Last updated 3 days ago
Proper toothbrushing technique is essential for good dental health. In this video, you will see how to brush properly to maximize your daily oral care routine. Brushing should take a full two minutes each time, allowing you to concentrate on cleaning every tooth surface. Start by brushing the outer surfaces of your top teeth, then move to the bottom teeth. Next, brush the inner surfaces and then the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Finish by brushing your tongue and rinsing with water for fresh breath and healthy smile.
You can get more toothbrushing tips from your dentist at Southfield Family Dental Care. Contact us at (248) 327-0313 to schedule an appointment for a cleaning from Dr. Levi, Dr. Oleg, or Dr. Allswang. You can find more dental care information by clicking through our blog.
Last updated 10 days ago
The foods you eat have a big impact on your dental health. Choosing a diet full of mouth-healthy foods keeps your teeth and gums strong for a lifetime. Your Southfield dentist can explain which foods are best for your smile and which should be avoided to prevent dental problems.
Whole Grain Breads
Menu options that contain whole grains are packed full of vitamin B and iron for better periodontal health. Whole grain breads also contain magnesium, an essential building block for strong, healthy teeth. You can include more whole grains in your diet by choosing brown rice, bran, and whole wheat breads, cereals, or pastas.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Piling your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables will help to maintain great dental health. High-fiber options, such as apples, bananas, and celery promote saliva production to remineralize and strengthen teeth. Additionally, the texture of crunchy fruits and veggies acts as a natural toothbrush to scrape plaque from the teeth. Citrus fruits contain vitamin C for healthy gums, which are essential to your overall dental health. Broccoli, spinach, bok choy, and other leafy greens are also rich in calcium and vitamin K to promote healthy teeth and jaws.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt are high in calcium and vitamin D, which builds strong bones and teeth. Cheese and milk also contain acid-neutralizing properties, which prevent the plaque on your teeth from eating away at tooth enamel and causing decay. Even chocolate milk is good for your teeth, because the properties of the milk counteract the dissolved sugars in this sweet treat.
You can learn more about maintaining a healthy smile from Dr. Oleg, Dr. Levi, and the other dentists at Southfield Family Dental Center. We are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve great dental health for beautiful smiles. Contact us by calling (248) 327-0313 or click on our website to learn more about pediatric, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry in Southfield.
Last updated 17 days ago
Your dentist has probably told you that the key to maintaining a beautiful smile is following simple oral care guidelines. But if you aren’t using the right techniques, you may not be properly preserving your dental health.
To eliminate plaque and prevent gum disease, be sure to brush your teeth at least twice every day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. For brushing, hold your toothbrush at a slight angle, and brush your teeth and tongue with short back-and-forth motions. Floss by winding a strand of dental floss between your two middle fingers, leaving about one inch to floss each tooth. Gently pull the floss from the gum line to the top of your tooth.
Many Americans suffer from tooth decay or gum disease caused by poor oral hygiene. Be sure to visit your dentist for bi-annual teeth cleanings to prevent cavities. If you suffer from gum disease, you can schedule an appointment with Southfield Family Dental periodontist Dr. Zeevi today by calling (248) 327-0313. Our Detroit office offers general and pediatric dental care to keep your family’s smiles bright and healthy.
Last updated 24 days ago
Are you struggling to find the best toothbrush for your specific dental needs? Whether you need a routine cleaning or filling or are considering braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth, Southfield Family Dental Center is fully equipped to meet all your dental and orthodontic needs. Schedule an appointment with a general dentist or orthodontist today, and read on to familiarize yourself with this guide to choosing a perfect toothbrush to maintain the best oral health.
With so many toothbrushes on the market, many people feel understandably overwhelmed when trying to pick out just one option. Most dentists recommend that their patients rely on a soft-bristled manual toothbrush, especially if they suffer from tooth or gum sensitivity. Soft-bristled toothbrushes allow you to use your chosen amount of pressure each time you brush so you can prevent tooth decay and avoid the painful cost of worn-down enamel.
Are you a frequent flyer? Manual toothbrushes are slim and easy to pack, and dental patients are more likely to remember to brush with a toothbrush that you can easily tuck into a carry-on. Because they are less bulky and simpler to use than electric options, manual toothbrushes also make a good choice for any children traveling with you.
Many dentists also point to the significantly lower cost of manual toothbrushes. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are easy and accessible. If your general dentist or periodontist hasn’t recommended an electric toothbrush, most patients can avoid the higher price point by selecting a less expensive manual option.
Electric toothbrushes include rechargeable and battery-powered options. They are usually recommended for patients who suffer from conditions such as arthritis that make brushing difficult, but some people simply prefer the fresh, clean feeling that an electric toothbrush’s rapid movements allows.
The dentists at Southfield Family Dental Center are proud to offer comprehensive general dentistry and pediatric dentistry services to the Detroit community. Call pediatric dentist Dr. Darya or Dr. Allswang or general dentists Dr. Levi or Dr. Oleg today at (248) 327-0313 to schedule an appointment for you or your child. Orthodontic services are also available through Southfield Orthodontic Specialists.
Last updated 1 month ago
A smile can make all the difference in a business meeting, a social situation, or even a chance encounter. But if you are holding back because you’re uncomfortable with the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, that changes things as well.
Fortunately, modern dental technology has made it possible to comfortably straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign is custom-designed to treat a wide range of cases. Each new clear aligner moves your teeth little by little, and you can easily remove your aligners when you eat. If you are considering Invisalign, contact your dentist or orthodontist today for more information.
If you are considering Invisalign or another cosmetic procedure, call the general and cosmetic dentists at Detroit’s Southfield Family Dental Center or the orthodontists with Southfield Orthodontic Specialists at (248) 327-0313 to set up an appointment today. You can also click on the link to visit our website.