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Your Professional Dental Cleaning: A Walk-Through Guide

Are you confident that your smile is healthy because you brush and floss diligently every day? Excellent oral hygiene habits are essential. But if you don’t have dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year, you’re not doing all you can to keep your smile as healthy as it should be. 

Your Jonesboro, AR dentist knows that many patients don’t like dental visits for one reason or another. But knowledge is power, and often, helping you cope with anxiety means helping you understand what to expect. 

What a Typical Dental Cleaning Involves

Schedule your dental cleanings at least every six months; your dentist and hygienist can tell you the frequency that’s right ...

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Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

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Brushing and flossing will not achieve the best results unless you are using proper techniques. At Anthony Bartels, DDS, we demonstrate proper techniques at your regular hygiene appointment so that you get the most out of your home oral care.

Using Proper Technique

When brushing your teeth, be sure to use the tips of the bristles to do the cleaning. Pressing harder will not get your teeth any cleaner and may even cause damage to your teeth and gums. Brushing, when done regularly, should feel comfortable and even pleasant, not like a battle to be fought!

Angle the bristles toward your gumline and use a gentle, yet thorough technique to remove plaque from ...

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