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Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
We use reviews for many reasons, especially to read what our patients think about our services and our staff. This is why you should leave reviews after coming to our office. This will also help others who are shopping around for a new dentist because they are new to the area or are unhappy with their current dentist. Our patients are what makes our office run, so we are always interested in what they have to say about the way in which we care for them. Our staff is constantly trying to improve the way in which they comfort and reassure you. Why is Leaving a Review Important? Leaving a review about your experience with our office can be extremely helpful in identifying problems that need to be corrected moving forward. As with any service, we realize that you choose to come to us for all your dental needs and we want to make sure we are doing what you expect from us. We ask that you are honest with your opinion about your dental experience and let us know if we can improve in any way. There are always areas that can be better, and we fully understand that. We take great pride in the training our staff gets and their friendliness and professionalism, but none of that matters if you aren't happy about the way in which we serve you. Going to a dentist can be extremely hard for millions of people and in recent years, things have changed significantly. Our main goal now is to may you, the patient, comfortable while receiving the care you need, from regular cleanings to a root canal, we never want you to be in pain. Please help us be the best we can be by leaving a review after coming to our office. If you have suggestions on things we could change, let us know at your next visit to our office!...

Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Brushing your teeth twice daily with a soft bristle brush is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. You can create a schedule that works for you and as long as you brush twice within a 24-hour period, that part of your oral health is covered. But why you need to time how long you brush? The two- minute rule has been one that most dentists promote. This gives you enough time to take each section of the mouth and do a thorough job. It's hard to believe that most Americans don't come even close to brushing for two-minutes. Whether they're in a rush to get to work or too tired at night, brushing their teeth for two-minutes seems like a long time. There are ways you can make sure you're brushing for the recommended amount of time. Use a Timer This can be especially important for small children who are just learning how to care for their teeth. There are several fun options to make teeth brushing interesting. For adults, the timer on your phone should work well if you want to time how long you brush each time. Once you get into the habit of dividing your mouth and brushing all the teeth's surface, you can probably ditch the timer. Use a Soft Bristle Toothbrush Many people bleed while brushing and it's not from gum disease or gingivitis but from putting too much pressure on the brush head. Remember to choose a toothbrush with soft bristles that won't damage the tooth surface or gums. When brushing, you just need to gently go around the mouth cleaning with circular or up and down motion. If you have questions about proper brushing technique, our staff will be happy to show you how to do it right....

Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
You've made a big investment when you choose to get veneers, but the finished product was well worth it. While you might be thrilled with your smile now, it is important to care for your veneers properly if you want them to last a long time. These oral hygiene tips are crucial in caring for your porcelain veneers. Keep Your Veneers Clean In some ways, you'll treat your veneers just as you would for your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice daily and using dental floss. Failure to care for your mouth properly can lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease, which may result in gum recession. When this occurs, the borders of your veneers will be exposed, putting them at risk for long-term damage. Get Treatment for Bruxism If you grind your teeth, it is important to get treatment from your dentist. Continued clenching and grinding can damage your veneers, and that damage might also extend to the original teeth and even the jaw joint. Nighttime grinding is especially troublesome since you have no control over your actions. Your dentist may prescribe a night guard to help. Select the Right Toothpaste Certain toothpaste brands contain ingredients that are too abrasive for the veneers. Make sure you review the ingredients properly. Pastes that contain hydrogen peroxide should be avoided, as this ingredient will eat away at the surface of the veneers. Additionally, baking soda might be the best option, as it can leave your veneer feeling gritty, impacting sheen and color. A gel product may be a better selection. Visit Our Office Even with veneers, you still need to come and see us regularly. We can address any problems with your veneers before they arise, plus we can help you avoid tooth and gum infections that might impact your veneers. If you have veneers, make your oral hygiene a priority. Call us today to set up your appointment....

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Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
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You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
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Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
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