I remember clearly what it was like having dental issues. My childhood and early adult years were spent in the dental chair getting fillings and painful cleanings. By the time I was 14, I had already had my first root canal and crown.
Like most people, I was either shamed for what I was not doing at home (typically flossing), or told that I suffered with “soft teeth” inherited from my family….lucky me.
I entered the dental field as a profession. Working as a dental assistant and dental hygienist for years taught me one thing: we were busy treating disease, and not teaching people the techniques to actually prevent disease on their own.
Having a healthy mouth isn’t rocket science, but it is technique sensitive AND it often involves using more than one tool.
The good news is that you can learn how to use different tools throughout the week. This means less time cleaning your mouth, less dental work, and better overall health.
Here’s the truth. If you use the same dental tools the same way every day, you miss the same spots every day, which results in bacteria build up.
This bacteria build-up is what creates disease in your mouth….some people get cavities, some get gum disease…a few unlucky souls get both.