Best Care Practices for A Healthy Smile

toothbrushesblueishHopefully, you are brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Why? This is the best way to protect your teeth against all sorts of problems, most of which typically begin as the result of plaque adhesion. Plaque is the leading cause of gum disease and cavity formation. As dangerous as plaque sounds it is also extremely easy to get rid of if you follow best care practices. In addition to excellent home care, this also includes preventive care visits at our practice. Wondering the best way to approach keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy? Even if you think you are already doing a stellar job, we invite you to take a look at our suggestions just to make sure:

Visit Us Consistently

Scheduling a preventive care visit every now and then is helpful but does not offer you the full protection you need. In fact, you may find that you end up seeing us for restorative care quite often simply because you have not been scheduling six-month dental cleanings. During a cleaning, we will use special instruments and advanced techniques to remove plaque that you cannot address with home care. Keeping plaque off of your teeth greatly improves your chances of avoiding the need for fillings and gum disease care.

Brush Your Teeth

Sounds simple and it is. It is also highly effective if you are doing it right. In addition to visiting us for preventive care, brushing your teeth is extremely significant because it removes a great deal of dental plaque. Here’s what you need to do: Buy a soft-bristle toothbrush once every three months. Use nonabrasive toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brush for two minutes every brushing sessions, which should occur at least twice a day. Make sure you brush every single surface of your teeth for effective plaque removal.

Floss, Too

Use about 18 inches of floss – move to a fresh portion of floss when you move to the space between the next set of teeth. Gently wrap the floss around the side of one tooth, creating a C-shape. Pull the floss along your tooth, beginning just beneath your gumline. Do the same thing for the neighboring tooth. Continue this process throughout your mouth.


Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.