Flossing: When and Why

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We all know that there are few things we need to do to maintain our oral health. You’ve probably been told that it’s important to visit your dentist once every six months and that you need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You’ve probably been talked to about the importance of flossing—but have you ever been told why flossing is as important as it is? Have you ever wondered exactly when you should floss, or if flossing should hurt? Today, we’re happy to discuss the answers to questions like these.One important thing to remember about flossing is that it should not be a painful experience. Granted, if you haven’t flossed for a few weeks (or even longer), flossing could be an unpleasant experience at first. However, if flossing is still painful after two weeks, we recommend calling a dentist. Similarly, if your gums bleed when you floss, you may need to contact your dentist.

Some people like to floss before they brush and others prefer flossing immediately after. But, who is right and who is wrong? In reality, when doesn’t really matter. The most important thing with flossing is doing it every day. If you find it easier to floss in the middle of the day, that’s fine. If you prefer flossing immediately before or after you brush, that isn’t a problem. Again, it is important to remove the plaque between your teeth before it can harden and cause gum disease.

Similarly, flossing is extremely important because—while it may be possible to remove the plaque with brushing alone— it isn’t necessarily a good idea. In fact, if you manage to remove the plaque near the gum line, you’re probably brushing too hard and could be damaging your gums and your teeth.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you soon.

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Publicado el 2 de octubre de 2015.

Todos sabemos que hay pocas cosas que debemos hacer para mantener nuestra salud bucal. Probablemente le hayan dicho que es importante visitar a su dentista una vez cada seis meses y que necesita lavarse los dientes dos veces al día durante dos minutos a la vez. Probablemente ha hablado con usted sobre la importancia del uso del hilo dental, pero ¿alguna vez le han dicho por qué el uso del hilo dental es tan importante como lo es? ¿Alguna vez se ha preguntado exactamente cuándo debe usar el hilo dental o si el hilo dental debe doler? Hoy, estamos felices de discutir las respuestas a preguntas como estas.

Una cosa importante a recordar sobre el uso del hilo dental es que no debe ser una experiencia dolorosa. Por supuesto, si no ha usado el hilo dental por algunas semanas (o incluso más), el hilo dental puede ser una experiencia desagradable al principio. Sin embargo, si el uso del hilo dental aún es doloroso después de dos semanas, recomendamos llamar a un dentista. De manera similar, si sus encías sangran cuando usa hilo dental, es posible que deba comunicarse con su dentista.

A algunas personas les gusta usar el hilo dental antes de cepillarse y otras prefieren usar el hilo dental inmediatamente después. Pero, ¿quién tiene razón y quién está equivocado? En realidad, cuando realmente no importa. Lo más importante con el uso del hilo dental es hacerlo todos los días. Si le resulta más fácil usar el hilo dental en el medio del día, está bien. Si prefiere usar el hilo dental inmediatamente antes o después de cepillarse, eso no es un problema. Nuevamente, es importante quitar la placa entre los dientes antes de que se endurezca y cause la enfermedad de las encías.

De manera similar, el uso del hilo dental es extremadamente importante porque, aunque es posible eliminar la placa solo con el cepillado, no es necesariamente una buena idea. De hecho, si logras remover la placa cerca de la línea de las encías, probablemente estés cepillando demasiado fuerte y podrías dañar tus encías y tus dientes.

Si desea obtener más información, no dude en contactarnos pronto. Estamos muy contentos de saber de usted pronto

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A Few Tips for Helping a Teething Child

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If your child is teething, he or she will probably struggle to eat and sleep, and will probably drool excessively. If your child is teething, there are a few things you can do to provide support. Some of our recommendations include:

Over-the-Counter: There are over-the-counter remedies that can help if your baby is feeling cranky or aggravated. Some medications, such as gels, should be used sparingly and only on the gum where the tooth is erupting. Otherwise, you could numb your child’s entire mouth. If over-the-counter medications don’t seem effective, your doctor could prescribe a medication.

Keep the Gums Cool: Try giving your baby something cool to chew on. This can help numb your baby’s gums and make them more comfortable. If your baby isn’t eating solid food, a teething ring, washcloth, or spoon may work well. If your baby is eating solid foods, you may want to try something like a carrot or cucumber.

Make Baby Comfortable: During teething, your baby will be uncomfortable. To make your child more comfortable, try wiping away drool and applying a cream or lotion.

If these tips don’t seem to help, please contact us. We also recommend contacting us six months after your child’s first tooth erupts for their first dental visit. We are anxious to hear from you.

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Dental Hygiene Tools: What You Need to Know

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Did you know that it’s important to use the right dental care tools while you brush your teeth and clean your smile? Well, it’s true, and we are here to help you find the best tools that will help you have the strongest, cleanest, and healthiest smile! In order to have the best oral health possible, dentists today strongly recommend using the following instruments:• Toothbrush: As you brush your teeth, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Many believe that a hard-bristled brush cleans more effectively, but that is not true. A soft-bristled toothbrush successfully cleans your teeth and removes the plaque all without damaging your teeth or gums. This is a great option for both children and adults, especially those with sensitive teeth and gums!• Toothpaste: If you want the best toothpaste for your smile, it is wise to talk to your dentist and ask for any pointers. For now, use toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association and one that contains a healthy amount of fluoride. This way, your teeth will be nourished and cleaned in a safe and effective way!

• Mouthwash: Make sure to strengthen your oral cavity with mouthwash after you have brushed and flossed your teeth. As you do so, use bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash because it increases your chance of achieving and maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile. Please keep alcohol-based mouthwash out of the hands of children 6 years old or younger in the likely event that they will swallow it.

If you would like more tips about the best tools to use while cleaning your smile, call our office today and set up an appointment! Our dental team is thrilled to meet with you and help you achieve your smile goals.

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Lorem Ipsum es simplemente un texto de relleno de la industria de impresión y tipografía. Lorem Ipsum ha sido el texto ficticio estándar de la industria desde la década de 1500, cuando una impresora desconocida tomó una galera de tipos y la revolvió para hacer un libro de muestras tipo. Ha sobrevivido no solo cinco siglos, sino también el salto a la composición electrónica, permaneciendo esencialmente sin cambios. Se popularizó en la década de 1960 con el lanzamiento de las hojas de Letraset que contenían pasajes de Lorem Ipsum y, más recientemente, con un software de edición de escritorio como Aldus PageMaker que incluye versiones de Lorem Ipsum.

Lorem Ipsum es simplemente un texto de relleno de la industria de impresión y tipografía. Lorem Ipsum ha sido el texto ficticio estándar de la industria desde la década de 1500, cuando una impresora desconocida tomó una galera de tipos y la revolvió para hacer un libro de muestras tipo. Ha sobrevivido no solo cinco siglos, sino también el salto a la composición electrónica, permaneciendo esencialmente sin cambios. Se popularizó en la década de 1960 con el lanzamiento de las hojas de Letraset que contenían pasajes de Lorem Ipsum y, más recientemente, con un software de edición de escritorio como Aldus PageMaker que incluye versiones de Lorem Ipsum.

Lorem Ipsum es simplemente un texto de relleno de la industria de impresión y tipografía. Lorem Ipsum ha sido el texto ficticio estándar de la industria desde la década de 1500, cuando una impresora desconocida tomó una galera de tipos y la revolvió para hacer un libro de muestras tipo. Ha sobrevivido no solo cinco siglos, sino también el salto a la composición electrónica, permaneciendo esencialmente sin cambios. Se popularizó en la década de 1960 con el lanzamiento de las hojas de Letraset que contenían pasajes de Lorem Ipsum y, más recientemente, con un software de edición de escritorio como Aldus PageMaker que incluye versiones de Lorem Ipsum.

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Flossing Your Teeth

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Flossing your teeth every day is an important part of your daily routine. Cleaning your mouth every day from food particles and bacteria can help your mouth be healthy. Flossing daily can help prevent cavities and gum disease.Our dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, is happy to help you with your oral health. That is why our team at Dido Kim in North Bergen, New Jersey, wants to make sure your mouth stays healthy between visits with us at our office.Some people are worried about when they should floss. Some argue that you should floss before you brush your teeth, while others want to focus on after you brush your teeth. As long as you floss your teeth daily, it will help your teeth stay healthy. If that is before or after a meal, in the morning, in the evening or even in the middle of the day, there is no bad time to floss your teeth. Do whatever works best for your daily schedule.

If you have any questions about how to floss, or want to know which floss would work best for you, call us at 201-854-5500 and schedule an appointment with us today. Our professional team will happily help you find what will work best for you

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Flossing your teeth every day is an important part of your daily routine. Cleaning your mouth every day from food particles and bacteria can help your mouth be healthy. Flossing daily can help prevent cavities and gum disease.Our dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, is happy to help you with your oral health. That is why our team at Dido Kim in North Bergen, New Jersey, wants to make sure your mouth stays healthy between visits with us at our office.Some people are worried about when they should floss. Some argue that you should floss before you brush your teeth, while others want to focus on after you brush your teeth. As long as you floss your teeth daily, it will help your teeth stay healthy. If that is before or after a meal, in the morning, in the evening or even in the middle of the day, there is no bad time to floss your teeth. Do whatever works best for your daily schedule.

If you have any questions about how to floss, or want to know which floss would work best for you, call us at 201-854-5500 and schedule an appointment with us today. Our professional team will happily help you find what will work best for you

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