A recent survey conducted by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B found that the smile is more important than eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature. Nevertheless men and women treat this asset differently. 86% of women brush their teeth two or more times a day but only 66% of men do so. Women change their toothbrush every 3-4 months but men change theirs only every 5 months. The ADA recommends that toothbrushes be replaced every 3-4 months.
Floss compliance is even less. Only 49% say they floss at least once a day. Remarkably 1 out of every 3 people surveyed think that blood in the sink after brushing their teeth is normal! Believe me, bleeding is not normal but is a sign of gum disease or some other pathology. If you notice blood when you brush, please call our Long Island Dental office and we will be happy to do our best to take good care of you.