Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth is a part of good oral hygieneAt Hylan Dental Care we like to help you, also, with your home care.

When you come in to get your teeth cleaning, we will advise you on any problem areas you have and coach you on home care techniques.

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended. Most people do that. But another key factor in preventing dental disease is flossing at least once a day.

Flossing is an Important Ingredient of Good Oral Hygiene

An illustration of correct flossing technique

To floss, slip the floss between the teeth. Then press it up under the gum gently, and wrap it around the tooth. Scrape the floss away from the gum to clean your tooth.

When people lose their teeth, most often it is from gum disease. And the most serious gum disease trouble spots are usually between the teeth. So it is especially important to keep those areas clean. So your oral hygiene practices need to include flossing.

Also, much tooth decay also starts right at the spot where to adjacent teeth touch. It’s a hiding place for bacteria if you aren’t flossing, but simply flossing once a day will greatly increase your chances of having a perfect checkup.

With a good flossing technique, you will scrape the tooth from just under the gumline, where the tooth attaches to the gum, all the way up the side of the tooth. Wrap the floss around the tooth somewhat so that you cover as much tooth area as possible with the floss.

To visit our office and learn more, just give us a call at 855-876-6100 for new patients, or you can request an appointment online, by clicking on our request an appointment page.