Oral Care Instructions

oral careGood oral hygiene is an important factor in achieving a healthier lifestyle, especially in adults. Brushing and flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and having regular dental care are vital in preventing and treating periodontal disease and maintaining your overall health.

Research has indicated possible links between the bacteria-causing gum disease and the subsequent inflammation they create and systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and pre-term births. Visiting your dentist regularly is an important part of your overall health maintenance plan.

The use of a power toothbrush (electric toothbrush) is one of the mainstays of a good dental home routine. Power toothbrushes are shown to be more effective than the manual toothbrush. Flossing and interdental (between the teeth) cleaning must also be done to help achieve the best results.

We will help you with these techniques and customize the best approach for you to use. We have the Braun electric toothbrush available in the office to help you begin a good home care program.