At Southern California Dental Health Associates, we feel very strongly that the guiding principle of dental care is prevention. Dental health issues have been listed as risk factors for so many different health conditions, including but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, different cancers, Alzheimer’s and COVID-19. Perhaps the most common link is the chronic inflammation that dental issues create for the body.
I want to take a quick minute to discuss your first line of defense against dental problems…brushing your teeth. It should be done at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes. The research has been showing that people on the average miss the most important part of their mouth when brushing…the gum line.
The gum tissue at the neck of your teeth does not attach to the tooth, there is always a little area known as a pocket. Healthy pockets don’t bleed on brushing or flossing. Here is the catch, you have to angle your toothbrush 45 degrees into the gum line in order to effectively clean your teeth, and this is where a lot of the evil biofilm lives. As a preventive based office, our team at Southern California Dental Health Associates believes very strongly that nothing will clean the gum line more effectively than the Sonicare electric toothbrush.
If you have any questions about how to brush your teeth, or any other dental questions feel free to call us at 323-934-3341