Great Plains Dental - Sioux Falls dentist
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  • "They are very friendly and very professional. I have been going to them since they were at the original location and the service just keeps getting better. Great job by all!"
    Anonymous • Sioux Falls
  • "This is only my second time going to this dentist but I absolutely love them! I have been trying to find a dental clinic that I love in Sioux Falls-it took me almost 4 years, but I finally found my hidden gem! The people are always so nice and always willing to explain to you exactly what is going on. "
    Janelle R
  • "I have yet to encounter a member of your staff that isn't smiling, helpful and friendly. I feel my exam and cleaning is very thorough and the dentists all seem very easy to talk to and take time to answer questions. I always have a great experience..for a dental visit anyway :)"
    Nicole W
  • "The best as always!"
    Joan R
  • "I don't like going to the dentist but going to Great Plains Dental has changed my mind. The hygienist have been amazing and very gentle with cleaning my teeth. Everyone has been very welcoming and kind. They also did amazing with my twin 2 year old daughters. I was so nervous taking them, but they kept the girls entertained and comfortable during the exams. "
    Jody J

How Do Your Brushing Habits Compare?


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WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BRUSH twice a day for two minutes each time. How many of us actually do that? See how you measure up!

From a recent poll:

  • 49% of men brush their teeth only once a day.
  • 57% of women brush their teeth only once a day.

And, the average person only brushes his or her teeth for 30 seconds each time—not nearly long enough! That’s only one-fourth of the time really needed!

Brush Softer, And Take The Full 2 Minutes

Many choose to brush more vigorously to save time. Although it’s quicker, brushing aggressively can wear down tooth enamel. If you brush harder than needed, remember to brush gently but thoroughly for the full two minutes.

Think About Your Brushing Technique

For the deepest clean possible, brush at a 45-degree angle in small circular motions around all tooth surfaces. One of the biggest places for build-up is around the gum line. If neglected, gums can become swollen and infected because of plaque left behind.

Clean Your Tongue!

The tongue is the biggest bacteria host in the mouth! If you only brush your teeth, the bacteria left on your tongue transfers to your teeth, making them dirty again. Remember to clean every area of the tongue. If you experience a gag reflex when using a toothbrush, consider trying a tongue scraper. A clean tongue helps keep your teeth clean, and it helps keep your breath fresh!

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We Love Your Smile

We’re focused on helping your smile look and feel its best! We’re committed to your overall health as well. Remember, brushing twice a day for two minutes each time is a necessity, not a recommendation.

Thanks for reading our blog, and happy brushing!

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