From orthodontics to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, today’s dental industry encompasses a wide variety of specialization. Photo: Isaac Lin, DDS (2015)
Most of us would like to think maintaining good oral health is as simple as brushing and flossing, but in reality, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The true complexity of the matter is reflected in the wide range of specialization comprising today’s dental industry, from orthodontics to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. When it comes to navigating such a diverse domain, a little helpful expertise can go a long way, which is why we’ve compiled this sampling of useful tips and essential practices from six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors.
1. Floss first, brush last: Dr. Isaac Lin of Isaac Lin, DDS
To maximize the effectiveness of brushing, make it the final step of your oral hygiene routine. Always floss before you brush—it’ll remove food particles from the spaces between your teeth and allow for better brushing coverage. If you use mouthwash, do so in between flossing and brushing. Ideally, there should be a small amount of toothpaste in your saliva when you go to bed, which will allow its effects to extend beyond the bathroom. Continue reading “Diamond Certified Experts: Dental Tips” »
Posted in Consumers, Diamond Certified Experts, Health Tips |
Tags: braces, brush, dental, dentist, floss, infant, oral, orthodontist, rinse, sedation, teeth, whitening