Everything you need to know about Shores Family Dentistry in Fort Collins

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Shores Family Dentistry is a well-established dental practice in the heart of the Fort Collins community. We’re proud of our reputation within the area for creating long-lasting relationships with our customers. We always put your needs first so you can feel confident that you’re getting the best possible service.

How Often Should I Go To The Dentist?

The answer to this question really depends on your oral healthcare and your needs, though it’s important to remember that the goal of setting regular dentist appointments is to catch issues early enough that they can be fixed. Typically, that’s once every six months for most people. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, it’s important to get your teeth looked at as soon as you can, to help prevent any issues worsening over time.

How Can I Tell If I’m Brushing & Flossing Correctly?

You should be brushing your teeth twice a day with gentle circular motions, focusing on the area where your teeth and gums meet as this is where plaque builds up. Floss should be used to reach in between the teeth, removing any built up food or plaque from the areas your toothbrush can’t reach. If you’re experiencing bleeding when brushing, this could mean a potential gingivitis infection so brush gently and monitor how often you’re bleeding. If it’s frequent, visit your dentist for advice.

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

It’s recommended that you switch out your toothbrush around every three months, to ensure that the brush is still functioning as well as it should. If you have gum disease, it is recommended to switch it out more frequently, around every 6 weeks or so to prevent the spread of bacteria. An electric toothbrush may need the heads replaced less frequently and it is recommended to read the brand’s guide to see how often you should be changing out those brush heads.

When Should I Bring My Child To The Dentist?

Within six months of their first tooth erupting, your infant should be assessed by a dentist. This ensures that the teeth are forming correctly and the dentist can make recommendations going forward as your child develops more teeth and begins their oral hygiene routine. Following this, every six months or so can determine whether your child needs help with their teeth, before an issue arises.

Shores Family Dentistry is here for you and your family’s dental needs. We have a team of knowledgeable and experienced practitioners who can perform assessments on your teeth as well as any vital procedures that are needed. If you have any questions about our services or would like to book an appointment, do not hesitate to contact us.

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