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    Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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    Most Arcadia residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – especially for young Pasadena dental patients – is quick, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.

    There is a certain logic to this method; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The problem is that teeth and gums have special characteristics that require finesse. While enamel is durable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring.

    If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

    Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
    :

    • Decay from overlooked food particles
    • Damage to teeth through abrasion
    • Weakened enamel
    • Tooth sensitivity
    • Gum recession
    • Damage to existing dental work
    • Tartar build-up

    The friendly dental hygienists at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia teach patients the proper way to brush teeth. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health, and cut down the risk of future problems.

    Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing:

    Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
    Angling the toothbrush requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
    Proper tooth brushing can prolong that remarkable professional-cleaning feel
    Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

    If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s vital to fix those problems and get back on track. Call 626-445-2536 to schedule an appointment with dentist Peter Young of Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS. At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we provide individualized treatment for every patient’s dental issues and goals.

    Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

    626-445-2536

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
    Arcadia, California
    91007


    Does My Dentist Treat Bad Breath?

    Cure Bad Breath In South Temple City When my South Temple City dental patients ask me if mouthwash cures bad breath, I tell them that treating bad breath with a mouthwash is like drenching yourself with cologne instead of taking a shower. Mouthwash is only a temporary mask for odor caused by poor oral hygiene, tongue bacteria, or digestive problems.

    The best-selling mouthwashes have a significant amount of alcohol, which can even exacerbate bad breath by drying out the mouth. Some bacteria grows even faster in a dry environment.

    To eliminate bad breath, you need to find the cause. To get rid of hidden bacteria multiplying between teeth, pay more attention to thorough flossing and brushing.

    A haphazard thirty-second brushing won’t prevent halitosis (or cavities). Try to brush for at least three minutes. It may seem like overkill if you have been a speed-brusher but remember that there is a lot of area to cover on multiple planes.

    Devise a system to brush every reachable surface of every tooth. Then floss carefully around every tooth, pulling the floss down into the space at the gumline on both sides. Brush your gums, sides of mouth, palate, and tongue, also.

     

    Schedule a deep dental cleaning at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS with the best hygienist and request a refresher (no pun intended) course on brushing and flossing.

    If your tongue is the culprit, you might want to start using a tongue scraper. Tongue scraping has become quite popular especially among the college crowd.

    A tongue scraper is a cleaning tool that works like a squeegee to scrape bacteria and food particles off the surface of the tongue.

    We treat many dental patients with bad breath. There is no reason to feel embarrassed. (Leaving bad breath untreated can be more embarrassing.)

    Schedule an oral exam and halitosis consultation by calling 626-445-2536. Our specialty is comprehensive dentistry and we also provide general dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog.

    Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

    626-445-2536

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
    Arcadia, California
    91007


    Patient Education Is A Priority At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS

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    Hi. My name is Dr. Peter Young. I have enjoyed serving the Arcadia and Pasadena areas since 1997. One of the things that I pride myself on is giving my patients the oral health education they need to have a healthy smile.

    Here at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS we know that optimal dental health depends on good habits, so we want you to have all the information you need to practice those habits.

    When my patients are in need of a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, we take the time to explain the treatment and why it needs to be done. We also explain how to care for your teeth post-procedure.

    In addition to having healthy teeth and gums, I also want my Pasadena dental patients to have the beautiful smile they deserve. That’s why I also work to make my patients aware of the many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that are available in and around Arcadia. Procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers are simple, but can have amazing results.

    If you are in the Arcadia area and are looking for a highly skilled dentist with experience as well as superior communication skills, give us a call here at 626-445-2536. We can answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants or complete smile makeovers. Some of the most popular procedures done in our office are:

    cosmetic dentistry
    orthodontics
    dental implants
    family dentistry

    Call us today to book an appointment!

    Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

    626-445-2536

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
    Arcadia, California
    91007


    Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

    Arcadia, California Residents Visit the DentistWe are Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, located at 301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217 in Arcadia. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to come in for a consultation.

    Nervous? You Are Not Alone

    The very idea of visiting a dentist holds a negative connotation for many individuals. If you are an adult with dental anxiety, here are a few recommendations that may help ease you into consistent dental checkups and put you on the path toward improved oral health and quality of life.

    Choose a dentist who is appropriate for your needs. If you decide to schedule an appointment with me, I will ask you many questions. I want to get to know you, and help you get to know me, so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Knowledge is Necessary for Effective Treatment

    Be prepared to provide me with important information about your lifestyle and health.Many individuals become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or bringing attention to sensitive issues. As your dentist, I need to know your history and everything you are experiencing. I will be better prepared to help if I have accurate and complete information. Bringing notes can be helpful in case you forget something you want to discuss.

    The best way to have a positive experience is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure. If we find that you are going to need a dental procedure more extensive than filling a cavity, let’s discuss conscious sedation.

    At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, our comprehensive staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We’ll do what we can to make you feel at ease, secure, and among caring friends.

    Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

    626-445-2536

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
    Arcadia, California
    91007


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