Oral Hygiene & Periodontal Care

Taking proper care of the mouth and teeth will not only result in a nicer looking smile, but it may also prevent periodontal disease (inflammation and disease of the gum and bone) which can result in lost teeth, bad breath, and even affect other systems of the body, contributing to poor health.

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your oral health by brushing and flossing regularly between dental checkups. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste using a soft-bristled tooth brush. Remember to brush your tongue as well since plaque-causing food residue may coat the tongue. After brushing, use floss to clean the surfaces between the teeth. An alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash can be used to help kill bacteria and give you a fresh breath. Our staff will be happy to show you other supplemental oral hygiene aids for an individualized oral hygiene program to use at home.

Periodic visits to your dentist for an examination and cleaning are also an important part of maintaining oral health.

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