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Do’s and Don’ts for Dental Care On-The-Go

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Most of us understand the importance of the maintenance of good oral health and hygiene. However, life is busy, and it’s often difficult to even find time to sleep. Being mindful of oral health and maintaining clean and safe tools on a busy schedule can be difficult to manage. Good oral hygiene can be accomplished on-the-go, and all it takes is self-awareness. One great way to increase yours that any South Carolina dentist would suggest is to acknowledge a few oral hygiene tips on a busy schedule.

Avoiding Bacterial Buildup

Whether you’re living out of a hotel now or just bouncing around the country on business, it can be easy to simply toss your belongings into your bag as you move to and fro. While this may be okay for items such as your curling iron and hair brush, you toothbrush can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. Therefore, make sure it’s separated from other items. A few ways you can accomplish this and improve your oral care routine include:

  • Use toothbrush holders
  • Purchase inexpensive plastic baggies for storage
  • Invest in a toothbrush carrying case

Be Aware of Exposure

You have likely absentmindedly placed your toothbrush or floss on the counter not realizing there was something there you wouldn’t normally be excited to put in your mouth. Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. You would be surprised of the bacteria you’d find not only in your home, but especially at hotels and other places you’ll encounter on the road. Make sure you travel with antibacterial cleaning supplies. This can prevent illness and increase the effectiveness of your overall oral care routine.

A Compromise You Should Not Make

Forgetting to floss or skipping brushing after a meal may seem like no big deal. However, you must keep in mind that these days add up over time, and you only have one set of adult teeth to last your lifetime. Along with following these helpful oral hygiene tips, you should also ensure you receive proper dental care from an experienced South Carolina dentist.

The staff here at Design Dentistry truly care about our patients, and we make it our goal to work with them as a team to optimize their dental care.

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Four Ways to Make Your Valentine Smile

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February is a month of love and who wouldn’t want to see their sweetheart smile? At Davis and Dingle Family Dentistry, you and your love can have dazzling smiles to start out the new year. Whitening, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers and Full Mouth Restorations can bring back a confident and
happy smile to your face.

ZOOM! WHITENING
Instead of a box of sugary candy for Valentine’s Day, why not give her the gift of brilliant white teeth? With the Zoom Whitening System used at Davis and Dingle Family Denistry, you can give her a dazzling smile and loads of confidence. That’s a much better Valentine’s Day gift that she will love. In one hour, teeth will be up to 8 shades whiter. Valentine’s Day candy, coffee, tea, smoking you name it- all of the things that stain teeth, will be erased, leaving only a great smile and a fresh kiss behind

INVISALIGN
Is your partner tired of trying to hide their smile because teeth are uneven or gaps are noticeable? You can have them on your their to a straight and happy smile with Invisalign aligners. Custom-molded clear aligners allow patients to straighten teeth without bulky, noticeable braces. This option also provides them option to take out the aligners when neccesary, to brush and floss or eat. Change the aligners every few weeks as your teeth straighten.PORCELAIN VENEERS
There are times when your teeth need a little more than just whitening. Maybe the teeth are damaged, cracked or chipped. Front teeth are especially noticeable, especially when you make a first impression. Make sure your front teeth look their absolute best with porcelain veneers or by bonding. Thin veneers are permanently placed directly on top of your existing teeth. Beautiful, white teeth will now cover those chips or discoloration.FULL MOUTH RESTORATION
Maybe dental care wasn’t available to you when you were younger. Maybe you were in an accident. Now, as an adult, your teeth need extensive work. It’s not to late to have a happy, healthy smile. A dental team, which may include periodontists, can clean teeth, create Invisaligns to straighten your teeth, fill cavities and even heal gum diseases. Bridges can be placed where teeth are missing. Veneers can give dazzle to your smile. You can look (and feel) completely new and confident.