Best dentist ever! I highly recommend Dr. Jacobs.Sara Langston9 Jan, 2023
Always awesome and an amazing crew!Shaun Riddle25 Aug, 2022
Awesome team. They explained everything before we started so I knew what to expect. They treated me like family. I recommend northwest to everyone.Richard McCracken9 Jun, 2022
Dr. Jacobs and their staff are the best. I've been a patient for almost a year now and cannot say enough good things about them. They are so knowledgable and are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is right. They are transparent about everything, and ensure that you understand every procedure. Cleanings with Angel were especially nice and the dental assistants always offer you a blanket if you're cold in the room.Erika Nina Suarez16 Mar, 2022
The best dental team in the area! They are kind, compassionate and truly care about their patients. The assistants are amazing, the hygienist is extremely sweet, and the front office ladies are a hoot. Dr. Jacobs has done an amazing job treating every patient like family so they can call Northwest Family their dental home. Definitely stop by if you are looking for a place to feel comfortable and at ease with your dental needs ☺️Sharmin Ara30 Sep, 2021
Not sure how to brush your teeth the right way? Even the most experienced of us can use some tips to improve technique! While brushing your teeth is not the only way to keep teeth healthy, it’s a great weapon to fight against cavities! Read more today!
There are many ways to brush your teeth but this is a surefire way to keep your teeth happy and healthy.
Prepare Your Toothbrush.
Wet your toothbrush, then place a small dollop of toothpaste, about the size of a pea, on the middle of your brush head. You don’t want too little toothpaste on your brush because your teeth will not get the cleaning they deserve. But don’t use too much toothpaste as it’s just wasting toothpaste you could use later!
Brush for at least two minutes.
Want to know how to properly brush your teeth? How long you should brush your teeth is very important… and easy to ignore, especially for children. Use about 30 seconds on each quadrant of your teeth to best clean all the nooks and crannies.
This means you have to ignore your brain’s built-in 45-second timer, which is the average time most people brush. To go the extra mile, grab a two-minute timer or try an electric toothbrush with a timer built-in.
Brush in small circular motions, not straight ones.
The “sawing” motion many people are accustomed to can actually hurt you. It can lead to gouges in your enamel that make a perfect home for tiny food particles. Instead, focus on sweeping in a circular motion.
Aim for your gumline—that sweeping motion should point your toothbrush at and down from the gums. When you brush, the motion can help remove particles of food that get stuck right under the gums.
Don’t dig at your teeth like your scraping off paint! Gentle brushing is just as effective as brushing too hard. Plus, gentle brushing doesn’t damage your enamel.
If you need to have a dental concern treated right away, call us now and schedule an appointment here at Northwest Family Dental. Thank you and have a good day!