Not only is home-care and regular dental cleanings important for appearance but also to help prevent pain and tooth loss. Proper home care and regular dental visits are the best way to prevent cavities and the onset of periodontal disease (gum problems). Generally, small cavities and gum disease are painless, and it is necessary for X-rays and a complete dental exam to assess your overall oral health. Every patient is different and may require additional home care instructions. While some people can benefit from brushing and flossing alone, others may need proxy brushes, stimudents, rubber-tips, water pics, etc. Your hygienist will evaluate your gums and determine (and demonstrate) what is suitable for you.
The toothbrush cannot get in between the teeth (incredibly tight or crowded teeth). Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from these surfaces:
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If you have any questions about maintaining oral hygiene at home, feel free to call us at 508-362-4885. Our team of dental specialists is here to help.
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