dental Hygiene

Why is oral dental so important?

以上の大人 35 歯肉疾患へのより多くの歯を失います (歯周病) 空洞からより. 大人4人のうち3は、彼らの人生のある時点で影響を受けています.

空洞と歯周病を予防するための最良の方法は良い歯のブラッシングとフロッシング技術によってです, 毎日行われ.

歯周病と減衰は両方の細菌プラークによって引き起こされます. 歯垢は無色のフィルムであります, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline.

歯垢は常にあなたの歯の上に形成し. 徹底的な毎日ブラッシングすることで、あなたはこれらの細菌を取り除き、歯周病を防ぐことができますフロッシング.

How to Brush

If you have any pain while brushing or have any questions about how to brush properly, please be sure to call the office at 626.445.3388.

博士. エリックへ recommends using a soft to medium tooth brush. Position the brush at a 45 degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the brush in a circular motion several times using small, gentle strokes brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth. Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth, but not so much pressure that you feel any discomfort.

When you are done cleaning the outside surfaces of all your teeth, follow the same directions while cleaning the inside of the back teeth.

To clean the inside surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth, hold the brush vertically. Make several gentle back-and-forth strokes over each tooth. Dont forget to gently brush the surrounding gum tissue.

Next you will clean the biting surfaces of your teeth by using short, gentle strokes. Change the position of the brush as often as necessary to reach and clean all surfaces. Try to watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. After you are done, rinse vigorously to remove any plaque you might have loosened while brushing.

How to Floss

Periodontal disease usually appears between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from those surfaces. しかしながら, it is important to develop the proper technique. The following instructions will help you, but remember it takes time and practice.

  1. Start with a piece of floss (waxed is easier) 約 18 long. Lightly wrap most of the floss around the middle finger of one hand. Wrap the rest of the floss around the middle finger of the other hand.
  2. To clean the upper teeth, hold the floss tightly between the thumb and forefinger of each hand.
  3. Gently insert the floss tightly between the teeth using a back-and-forth motion. Do not force the floss or try to snap it in to place.
  4. Bring the floss to the gumline then curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel light resistance.
  5. Move the floss up and down on the side of one tooth. Remember there are two tooth surfaces that need to be cleaned in each space.
  6. Continue to floss each side of all the upper teeth. Be careful not to cut the gum tissue between the teeth. As the floss becomes soiled, turn from one finger to the other to get a fresh section.
  7. To clean between the bottom teeth, guide the floss using the forefingers of both hands. Do not forget the back side of the last tooth on both sides, upper and lower.

When you are done, remember to rinse vigorously with water to remove plaque and food particles! Do not be alarmed if during the first week of flossing your gums bleed or are a little sore.

If your gums hurt while flossing you could be doing it too hard or pinching the gum. As you floss daily and remove the plaque your gums will heal and the bleeding should stop.

Caring for Sensitive Teeth

Sometimes after dental treatment, teeth are sensitive to hot and cold. This should not last long, but only if the mouth is kept clean. If the mouth is not kept clean the sensitivity will remain and could become more severe. If your teeth are especially sensitive consult with your doctor. They may recommend a medicated toothpaste or mouth rinse made especially for sensitive teeth.

Choosing Oral Hygiene Products

There are so many products on the market it can become confusing and choosing between all the products can be difficult. Here are some suggestions for choosing dental care products that will work for most patients.

Automatic and high-tech electronic toothbrushes are safe and effective for the majority of the patients. Oral irrigators (water spraying devices) will rinse your mouth thoroughly, but will not remove plaque. You need to brush and floss in conjunction with the irrigator. We see excellent results with electric toothbrushes called Rotadent and Interplak.

Some toothbrushes have a rubber tip on the handle, this is used to massage the gums after brushing. There are also tiny brushes (interproximal toothbrushes) that clean between your teeth. If these are used improperly you could injure the gums, so discuss proper use with your doctor.

Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses, if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, can reduce tooth decay as much as 40%.

Remember, these rinses are not recommended for children under six years of age. Tartar control toothpastes will reduce tartar above the gum line, but gum disease starts below the gumline so these products have not been proven to reduce the early stage of gum disease.

Anti-plaque rinses, approved by the アメリカ歯科協会, contain agents that may help bring early gum disease under control. Use these in conjunction with brushing and flossing.

Professional Cleaning

Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed.

Do you want to

  • keep your teeth healthy and clean?
  • clean the areas between your teeth?
  • help spot early signs of dental cavities?
  • clean out the biofilm plaque on your teeth?
  • remove tartar between the gum line and your teeth?

Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease. Keep your teeth for your lifetime!

コール 626.445.3388 to book your first cleaning at パークレーン歯科!