Preventive Care And Maintainance
When we see a new patient, our first goal is to eliminate any pain that person is feeling, restore oral health, and correct any esthetic imperfections that may be present. However, we don’t lose interest once we achieve a healthy, dazzling smile. In fact, one of the most important services we provide is preventive care, to help you preserve the appearance and health of your smile. We provide customized maintenance therapy plans based on your individual periodontal and cavity risk and your at-home hygiene capability.
Besides, once a year, we take some x-rays to check also those areas you can’t see to the naked eye. Prevention is better than cure!
How To Brush Your Teeth.
You must have an active role in taking care of your teeth: some devices can help you in your at-home hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. You can use an electric brush
Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
Gently move the brush up and down in short strokes, from the gum to the tooth.
Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Brush for almost 2 minutes
Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line