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, to work, or exhaustion.
Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. Many Phoenix area 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 generally disrupts regular dental maintenance, but The Norterra Dentist can help.
Many workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of Phoenix’s job market and the greater variety of 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 reduce the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.
Our expert staff at The Norterra Dentist has been assisting Arizona families since 2013 to prevent hiccups in their dental routines.
The Norterra Dentist provides more than just family and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to general dentistry, 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 critical 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 issues early so let us make an appointment for your next preventative visit and keep those hiccups from causing permanent damage. Call us at 623-780-3333 to schedule!