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May 10, 2024 • 1min read • Brent Hicken

Raise Your Dental IQ in Los Altos

Raise Your Dental IQ

Want to raise your Dental IQ and improve your oral health in the Los Altos area? At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we want all our dental patients to be informed. One simple lesson involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.

But, don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. Dental problems occur for patients when the balance of bacteria becomes unhealthy. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.

This is not pleasant to think about—but make sure you store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible. Also, close the lid of the toilet before you flush.

Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!

When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, decay, as well as bad breath.

If you have sensitive teeth, it might help to avoid rinsing out your mouth after you brush. The fluoride in the toothpaste can help remineralize your enamel. If you go to bed with some toothpaste left on your teeth, it has a chance to go to work.

If you can avoid cavities, it’s less likely that you will need more extensive dental work such as dental implants and crowns.

Dentist Joseph Field is passionate about helping patients maintain healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.


Contact Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry

(650) 948-5524

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

99 3rd St
Los Altos, California

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