9449 Sheridan Street. Cooper City, FL 33024  

Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Associates 
General Dentistry and Specialties

(954) 885-9560
Dr. Dora Rodriguez and Associates
Pediatric Dentistry,  Orthodontics for Adults and Children

(954) 431-3025

 

 
 
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This year, prepare yourself and protect your teeth from damage.  By practicing good oral hygiene at home dentistand visiting Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez, your Cooper City dentists, you help to prevent dental problems and save time and money.  In the process, you can save your teeth and gums from damage. 
 
If you don’t take care of your teeth and properly manage your oral health, you may find yourself spending thousands of dollars in restorative dental care—and no one ever wants that.  Preventative dentistry emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. 
 
The Basics of Brushing
 
Brushing is one of the most effective methods for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums.  By removing the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner, you will be able to prevent bacteria in the food that you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids.  Our Cooper City, FL dentists agree that brushing two times a day is the minimum and if you use fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night time, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day. 
 
Place your toothbrush beside your teeth at a 45-degree angle and gently brush teeth in an elliptical motion.  Brush the outside of your teeth, inside the teeth, your tongue, chewing surfaces and between your teeth.  Using back and forth motions causes the gum surface to recede, and can expose the root surface or make the root surface tender, risking the wearing down the gum line.  Effective brushing typically takes approximately three minutes.  
 
The Basics of Flossing
 
Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached with a toothbrush.  It typically requires a thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining teeth.  Many dentists believe that flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque and is a proven method for complementing your brushing routine, helping to prevent cavities, periodontal disease, and other dental problems later in life.  By flossing your teeth daily, you increase the chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime and decrease your chance of having periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay.
 
Comprehensive Exams
 
Maintaining regular dental exams is the key to keeping your teeth away from oral diseases and treat the ones that already exist.  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends comprehensive dental exams for all patients that are new to a practice and every three years for established patients.  Comprehensive examinations are performed to determine any changes in dental and health status since their previous visit.  A comprehensive exam also lays the foundation for the routine check and is much more than just a cleaning.
 
It is recommended that you visit our dentists in Cooper City, FL at Miracle Dental Center every six months, so that he can take care of routine maintenance and preventive processes that can help you stop and prevent tooth decay.  Make an appointment with one of our Cooper City dentists every six months for proper care, in addition to daily brushing and flossing.  We will be able to put together an appropriate dental hygiene plan to help keep you smiling longer.

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