What you need to know about caring for your teeth

Mother and daughter in bathroom brushing her teeth The team of Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ, believes in providing patients with the information they need to ensure healthy smiles for life. If you want to learn a few tips about caring for your smile, continue reading to learn new facts that might surprise you!

  • Baby teeth have a purpose. You may look at your children and wonder why brushing their teeth is so important when they’re going to lose them anyway. But it is vital that parents understand that the baby teeth lay the foundation for the permanent teeth, acting as spacers to ensure the permanent teeth have room to come through the gum line. Also, teaching children proper oral hygiene habits at a young age will set them up for success in life with healthy teeth and gums.
  • Brushing harder is not smarter. If you are aggressively brushing your teeth to get them clean, you may be doing more harm than good, causing enamel wear or irritating the gum tissues. Use gentle pressure and brush for at least two minutes each time.
  • You may need to see your dentist more than another individual. This is because everyone’s oral health is unique. Patients with certain conditions such as periodontal disease will need to visit their dentist more than every six months for specialized procedures and to monitor their oral health after the condition has been managed. While visiting the dentist twice a year isn’t a hard-fast rule, it can be a place to start unless told otherwise by your provider.
  • Your oral health improves your overall health. Due to the oral systemic connection, our mouths are linked to our bodies. Providing your dentist with your thorough and accurate medical history and information about your past and current conditions can correlate with issues within the mouth. Those with diabetes and untreated gums disease may have issues with their blood sugar regulation, or pregnant women or those going through menopause may find themselves with hormonal-related periodontal disease. Have these conversations with your dentist.

Call Gentle Dental Care of Edison, NJ today!

If you are interested in educating yourself further on the advantages of taking good care of the smile–and exactly how to do so–connect with Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of Gentle Dental Care! Call 732-549-5660 and take the time to speak to our front office team about booking an upcoming appointment. Our office is currently open to new patients and families.

Contact Us

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

Accessibility Toolbar

Scroll to Top