Oral Hygiene Instruction is usually given at each of our patient’s visits, whether it is refreshing the flossing techniques, brushing instructions, or showing our patients the advantages of a power brush or WaterPik Flosser.
Good oral hygiene at home is essential to help your mouth in optimal oral health.
It is best to brush at least twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes to remove dental plaque and other debris from your teeth and to use some form of “between the teeth” cleaning.
We strongly recommend the use of a power brush, do not forget to brush your tongue or use a tongue scrapper.
Floss your teeth by cleaning both sides of each tooth by pressing to each side forming a letter “C” and moving the floss us and down and/or use a WaterPik or an AirFlosser, these are especially helpful for patients with orthodontic bands or fixed bridges.