Preventive Dentistry

“Prevention is better than cure” is our motto. Prevention and early detection do not endure painful treatment. Prevention begins with the management of plaque and calculus that cause gum disease.

The most important steps are maintaining oral health and preventing tooth decay. Eat and brush your teeth daily. Other:

Sealant * resin protects you and your child’s teeth
Floride treatment effective in preventing tooth decay
Dangerous tooth diagnosis
Dietary counseling
Resin recovery prevention
Oral hygiene education
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Oral Care for Preventive Dentistry

Brushing every day is a fundamental component to effective oral hygiene. Brush in the morning and in the evening, at least 2 minutes each session to efficiently remove plaque.

Proper Brushing Technique

  • Place bristles along the gumline at a 45° angle.
  • Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline
  • use a gentle vibrating brushing back, forth & rolling motion
  • Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat
  • Maintain a 45° angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline.
  • Gently brush using back, forth & rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces
  • Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. 
  • Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.
  • Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. 
  • Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria.

Proper Flossing Technique

  • Wind 18″ of floss around middle fingers of each hand. 
  • Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving 1″ – 2″ length in between.
  • Use thumbs to direct floss between upper and lower teeth.
  • Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. 
  • Do not snap the floss between your teeth.
  • Contour floss around the side of the tooth
  • Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gumline. 
  • Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss

Related Information to Preventive Dentistry

Here are some additional resources for oral care instructions may be found on ADA’s Dental Health Website

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