The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work, or exhaustion.
Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. Many New York families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups, or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule usually disrupts regular dental maintenance.
Many Battery Park workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of New York’s job market and the greater variety in shift schedules, we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.
The most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kickstart bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.
Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to lower the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.
Doctor Todd Goldstein’s hygiene staff at The Exchange Dental Group has been assisting New York families since 1982 to prevent hiccups in their dental routines. See how we demonstrate professional and educated instruction with us.
The Exchange Dental Group provides more than just dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. In addition to orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery there is hygiene education, teeth whitening, and cleanings to be discussed. Sure, the cost of cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, Invisalign braces, and dental bridges can all seem confusing. The key is to stay on top of the vital habits that you can control. We can help you make sense of the other stuff.
Regular checkups are vital for catching decay, infection, or other dilemmas early so let us make an appointment for your next preventative visit and keep those hiccups from causing permanent damage. Call us at 212-422-9229 to schedule!
Contact The Exchange Dental Group:
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39 Broadway, Ste 2115
New York, New York