You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!

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Thank your toothbrush for saving your teeth! Regular brushing helps to keep teeth clean and bacteria-free. Most dentists recommend routine brushing along with twice-a-year dental checkups to ensure good dental health. Keeping your teeth clean will help to prevent cavities and tooth loss, which in turn helps to preserve your smile and keep you looking great.

Effective brushing.

Dental experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, morning and night. It’s even better to brush after meals when possible, or at least rinse with water after eating. Your dentist may suggest a certain kind of toothpaste, like tartar control or added fluoride, to help protect your teeth even more.

Flossing helps

To enhance dental protection, you should consider flossing your teeth at least once daily. Dental floss helps to remove bits of food caught between teeth or under the gum line, where they can cause inflammation that leads to cavities or gum disease. As with toothpaste, your dentist might recommend a specific kind of floss, whether waxed or flavored, for example.

Orthodontic Treatment

An orthodontist will evaluate your dental structures to see if you are good candidate for treatment that can straighten teeth and bring them together to close any open spaces. Braces are often used for treatments of this type to move teeth into their correct positions and improve overall evenness.

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy – Dalai Lama

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According to the Dalai Lama, the purpose of our lives is to be happy. There’s no better way to be happy than to enjoy your smile and the smiles of the other people around you. A healthy mouth radiates confidence, security, and peace. When you give off these characteristics, other people will respond to you in more sensible ways. A happy and healthy mouth is the number one way to achieve more happiness in your life.

Braces

Each mouth has a unique shape and configuration, and your orthodontist can set up your braces for maximum comfort and effectiveness. Many people think these devices are painful and unsightly. Oral care procedures are almost never as painful as people believe in modern orthodontics. And you can often choose the color of the device that will be used in your mouth. These devices will never be a fashion statement, but they won’t detract from the rest of your appearance. And when it’s time for them to come off, you’ll look and feel like a brand new person.

An Orthodontist that Cares

Dr. Tisseront knows how important it is to treat people with kindness while offering them the best treatment options. Many people are understandably afraid of having procedures done to their mouths. They are afraid that the benefits may not be worth the procedure. But Dr. Tisseront can show you countless examples of people who took the plunge and made their future brighter with a nicer mouth. A great smile can open up so many avenues for a happy life.

If you want to learn more about the opportunities available to you, contact Dr. Tisseront today for more information. A caring orthodontist is your secret weapon for an improved smile. Use the ace up your sleeve today for the future of your happy life.

Smile it increases your face value

Tisseront orthodontics Smile QuotesA smiling face is one of the most important things a parent can offer their children when they are feeling down. Children will be comforted when they see a straight, perfect face smiling back at them. How can you get the attractive mouth you’ve always wanted?

Braces

You may think that braces are only suitable for children and adolescents, but that’s simply not true anymore. Adult devices are usually less intrusive and less noticeable than the devices worn by children. Depending on the setup of your teeth, you might even be able to wear your braces for a shorter amount of time than the average child does. Once the device comes out of your mouth, you will enjoy a fantastic, smiling nature that you deserve.

Trusted Orthodontist

Dr. Tisseront is a trusted orthodontist with years of experience in adult care. You can be sure that your smile is in the right hands. Dr. Tisseront knows how to get the most out of every person’s potential for a healthy and attractive mouth. You can read reviews of Dr. Tisseront’s work from other patients, and you’ll soon refer your family and friends to the office after your successful procedures so that they can also benefit from the magic touch of Dr. Tisseront.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call or a few clicks away. Contact us today to see how Dr. Tisseront can help you with your needs. The trusted opinion of an experienced orthodontist can put your fears and worries at ease. It won’t be long until your mouth is a beacon of attraction for your personal enjoyment and enrichment in your life.

Peace begins with a smile – Mother Teresa

mother teresaMother Teresa once said that peace begins with a smile. What more can a loving mother give her children and her husband than a peaceful demeanor? A peaceful demeanor leads to a peaceful home life. Quality care from a trusted orthodontist can help mothers turn that dream into a reality very quickly.

Braces

It’s fine for people to wonder about the looks of these devices. But the devices for adults often look sharper and less striking than the ones children wear. You might even be able to keep the braces on for less time depending on the goals of the treatment and the existing condition of your mouth. The peace you’ll bring when you open your mouth is well worth any trouble you might experience with these devices.

Experienced Orthodontist

Going to the orthodontist can be a troubling and stressful experience. But that doesn’t have to be the case. When you visit Dr. Tisseront for a procedure, you will have the best care available to you. Your doubts and fears will quickly melt away under the experienced guidance of Dr. Tisseront and the friendly staff. With years of experience, the staff knows how each unique patient responds differently to various treatments and communication elements. The staff is comprised of talented people who understand how to reach you in ways that make sense to you.

A peaceful smile could be right around the corner for you. Take your oral care into your own hands and give Dr. Tisseront’s office a call today. You can also contact us for more information about the incredible care available to you from the offices of Dr. Tisseront. Your peaceful smile awaits you, so take action today to make it happen.

Tooth brushing Mistake No.10: “Not Changing the Toothbrush Often Enough”

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.10: “Not Changing the Toothbrush Often Enough”

A toothbrush isn’t something you buy once and keep forever. Proper toothbrush replacement protocol requires that you change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Not changing your toothbrush could lead to improper cleaning of your teeth, gums, and mouth due to frayed bristles and accumulated germs over time. Brushing with braces can cause more wear and tear on the brush, obviously, but that issue can be alleviated with removable Invisalign.

How to Tell When to Change Your Toothbrush

How to tell when your toothbrush is nearing the end of its lifespan? Simply pay attention to the bristles. If they spew in multiple directions then it’s time to get a new brush. However, you shouldn’t necessarily wait that long. Some of the bristles start to fatigue even without being visible to the naked eye. When bristles wear down, they lose their effectiveness and they don’t clean as effectively. A lot of it depends on how heavy your hand is as well. The heavier your hand when brushing, the more quickly you need to change your brush. Many toothbrushes have a color-coded system that give you clear indication when the lifespan of the toothbrush is coming to an end.

How to Increase Lifespan of Brush

There are many ways to increase the lifespan of your toothbrush. Store your toothbrush upright to ensure that water drips off it. The drier the toothbrush, the less accumulation of moisture and thus fewer germs. Further, you can clean your toothbrush by soaking it in boiling water for a few seconds, or soaking it in your mouthwash. Finally, keep it out of the open in the bathroom to prevent germ accumulation. Recent studies show that germs are not necessarily as dangerous on a toothbrush as previously thought. However, it’s good to nonetheless follow proper hygiene by washing out the toothbrush thoroughly after use and storing it in a dry environment.

Scheduling Replacement

It’s a good idea to have a routine attached to changing your toothbrush. Assuming you arrange an appointment to see us every six months for a cleaning, you could change your toothbrush right after the visit, as well as midway between appointments.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

Tooth Brushing Mistake No. 9: Not Letting the Toothbrush Dry

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Tooth Brushing Mistake No. 9: Not Letting the Toothbrush Dry

Not all tooth brushing mistakes involve your brushing technique.  How you take care of your toothbrush also has a major impact on dental health. To help prevent the growth of bacteria on your toothbrush, it’s important to allow it to dry fully between uses.

How to Store Your Toothbrush

After each use, shake off your toothbrush to remove as much water as possible, then store the brush in an upright position and allow it to air dry. Avoid covering your toothbrush or storing it in a closed container, which keeps in moist and allows bacteria to grow. This means avoid putting a cap on your toothbrush after use or putting it away in a cabinet. If you find your toothbrush doesn’t dry out fast enough, try placing it in a toothbrush holder in a window sill where the sunlight can help it dry faster.

Why Dry Your Toothbrush?

A single toothbrush can host up to 1.2 million bacteria. Used toothbrushes can become home to many of the worst viruses and bacteria, including E. coli, flu virus, staph bacteria, strep virus, and yeast fungus. It’s entirely possible to make yourself sick by using a toothbrush covered with these germs.

The good news is that bacteria that cause gum disease are anaerobic, which means they thrive in moist areas and are killed by exposure to air. Simply allowing your toothbrush to dry completely can kill a large amount of the bacteria hiding in the bristles.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

Tooth brushing Mistake No.8: “Not Following Up With a Rinse”

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.8: “Not Following Up With a Rinse”

Many people see mouthwash as a quick breath freshener, and some people may even use it as a substitute for brushing. This is never a good idea because brushing is important to clean your teeth. Mouthwash can be used in between brushings, and it can and should be used after brushing and flossing. If you are tempted to skip rinsing after brushing, read on to see why you should take the time for a mouth rinse.

Food Particles

Brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque when both are done correctly, but the truth is that sometimes being in a hurry can prevent you from brushing and flossing properly. Following up with mouthwash can wash away food particles that may be left behind. Kids and adults who wear braces can benefit from mouthwash because it can loosen and wash away food particles that get caught between the wires and brackets. If you have Invisalign aligners, a retainer or if you wear removable dentures or partials, mouthwash can give your mouth a thoroughly clean feeling before you resume wearing your removable appliances.

Some mouth rinses contain fluoride and can be used in addition to fluoride toothpaste to provide extra protection for your tooth enamel. Mouthwash can also kill bacteria and reduce plaque and tartar. You should read mouthwash and mouth rinse labels carefully to learn what they contain and what oral hygiene benefits they have, such as killing bacteria or removing plaque.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

Tooth brushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”

Having braces, whether traditional brackets or invisalign, requires constant attention and care. When correcting dental irregularities, you may focus more on the equipment necessary to do the job and forget to continue routine maintenance for your teeth. One of the most common mistakes when caring for your teeth is skipping the inner tooth surfaces when brushing. When you begin to brush, you may find that you’re paying attention to your braces and forget to include all of the surfaces of your teeth, including the inner surfaces.

The Dangers of Plaque

Plaque doesn’t just happen where you can see it; in fact, most of the dangerous plaque on teeth is hidden in places that aren’t readily visible. It’s just as important to remove this plaque as it is to remove visible plaque or plaque that is in a highly visible spot in your mouth. Making a checklist of all of the places that you need to brush and using it will help to ensure that you don’t leave any out.

The Inner Surfaces

The lower inner surfaces tend to be under-brushed more often than any other place in your mouth. Alternate cleaning the inner surfaces of your teeth with every other surface to ensure thorough brushing. Just skimming the surfaces will not be sufficient; the inner surfaces need to be thoroughly cleaned.

Brushing the inner surfaces of your teeth will not just help to keep those teeth health. Plaque on the teeth that is left unattended could spread to other nearby teeth and eventually cause tooth decay. Plaque that exists on the inner tooth surfaces is less visible and much simpler to ignore until there is a larger problem to address. Taking special care of your teeth is not just important when you are having orthodonture work, with traditional braces or invisalign, performed. Caring for your teeth – all of the surfaces of your teeth, gums and even your tongue – will ensure that you have a healthy, happy smile for life.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

Tooth brushing Mistake No.6: “Starting in the Same Place Each Time”

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Tooth Brushing Mistake No.6: “Starting in the Same Place Each Time”

Are you experiencing sore gums? Are you paying attention as you are brushing your teeth? Sometimes things like brushing our teeth become rote. We think we know how to do it because it’s habit. But we all can get into negative habits and harm our teeth. If you weren’t taught to brush your teeth properly — or if you’ve simply developed some improper skills on your own — then you could be experiencing gum soreness and hurting your teeth in the end.

Notice Before You Brush

One of the big mistakes we all can make as we are brushing our teeth is to start in the same place every time. This often means that a certain side of your mouth gets more attention than the other — leading to tooth decay and gum problems.

Change Your Habits

One way to combat this is to practice starting in an unlikely spot.  If you normally put your toothbrush in your mouth and begin brushing in quick circular motions, not sawing motions, on the right side of your mouth, try the left side tomorrow.  If you usually start upper, try lower. Count as you are brushing to make sure every part of your part receives equal treatment.  By doing this, you are promoting your tooth’s health and helping to ensure all teeth get a sufficient cleaning at least twice a day.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200

Tooth brushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”

After getting braces, one of the biggest challenges our patients face is learning how to brush properly. With Invisalign, some of the common problems that occur for tooth brushing with braces are eliminated since the aligners can be removed from the teeth. Here is the appropriate method for tooth brushing.

Brush After Every Meal and Snack

One of the greatest mistakes people make with their teeth is skipping tooth brushing. Those who eat away from home should make sure to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste along that can be used following each meal and snack.

Use a Gentle, Circular Motion

It is not necessary to use much pressure to remove food particles and tartar. Always use a light touch, and brush teeth with a small circular motion while ensuring that each part of the tooth surface is reached. This will help to cut down on tooth sensitivity while preserving the enamel.

Focus on Hitting Every Tooth

During tooth brushing, it is necessary to begin on one side of the mouth and slowly work your way to the other side. While doing so, focus on hitting the backs of the teeth because those are frequently missed.

Brush for at Least Two Minutes

When it comes to brushing your teeth with braces, the longer you spend brushing, the better. Many people rush through their toothbrushing routine and never fully remove all of the tartar. Aim to brush for at least two minutes. Singing the Happy Birthday song three times is one way to count down, or you can set a timer to ensure you reach your goal.

Make an Appointment Today

In order to have the perfect teeth, it is important to see a local orthodontist. There is none quite as good as Dr. Tisseront. When you visit Dr. Tisseront, you will learn more about their dental services such as what it takes to put in all kinds of braces like Invisalign. That’s why the next time you need Invisalign or any other type of braces placed on your teeth, give us a call.

STEPHAN TISSERONT, DDS MS

Orthodontist in Reston, VA offering caring service for both Children and Adults.
Specializing in Aesthetic Orthodontics (Lingual braces, Invisalign and Clear braces).
11720 Plaza America Dr, Ste 110 Reston, Virginia 20190

Phone: (703) 773-1200