Oral Hygiene Home CareA beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients. Your person oral hygiene plays an important role in achieving that goal. Personal oral hygiene starts by eating balanced meals, reducing sugar intake by the amount of snacks you consume, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.
TOOTH BRUSHING – Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste.
FLOSSING – Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and the bone.
RINSING – It is important to rinse with an ADA approved mouth rinse daily. You should at least rinse with water after meals and snacks if you are not able to brush. It is a good idea to consult with your dentist or dental hygienist on its appropriateness for you.
Other dental aids may be recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist: Interdental brushes, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, irrigation devices, fluoride, medicated rinses, etc., can all play a role in good oral hygiene home care.