Good oral hygiene results in a healthy mouth. A healthy looking and smelling mouth means that your teeth are clean and free of debris, pink gums and do not hurt or bleed upon brushing or flossing, and no problem of bad breath.
You don’t have to brush your teeth…
Just the ones you want to keep!
Regular Dentist AppointmentsTo ensure the best preventative dental care, we recommend you a dental checkup every six months. In addition to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, dental cleaning done every six months improves the likelihood of our being able to detect a dental problem while it is small and manageable.
Brushing TipsBrushing your teeth on a regular basis not only helps you to have healthy teeth and gums but also to gain your overall health. Irregular brushing and flossing of teeth results in plaque on your teeth which in turn cause tooth decay making your gums bleed. Some bacteria in plaque can be unhealthy by exacerbating a heart condition and/or diabetes when it enters a person’s blood via bleeding gums.
- Brush your teeth twice a day (morning and night) for at least two minutes
- Use a battery-powered toothbrush for effective brushing
- Use mouthwash after brushing to freshen your breath and kill the bacteria causing bad breath
- Use toothbrush that has a soft brush and round bristles which cleans more effectively
- Use short, gentle strokes to work along the gum line holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle
Flossing TipsProper flossing removes plaque and food particles under the gum line and between your teeth where a toothbrush cannot easily reach. Plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, hence daily flossing is highly recommended.
- Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
- Holding the floss firmly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
- Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
- Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth
- To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion of the floss to bring the floss up and away from the teeth