Category: Preventive Dentistry

To Brush Or Not To Brush?

We often find that patients have specific questions about their preventive care at home but that they feel too embarrassed to ask them. Even if your question is extremely simple or you feel hesitant to ask, we urge you to feel comfortable bringing up your inquiries during visits. It’s often the answer to the simplest… Read more »

The Right Way to Floss Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is important, but it’s only half of a good hygiene routine. While proper brushing can clean most of the surfaces of your teeth, about a third of each tooth’s surface area is pressed against another tooth. Flossing is the only way to effectively remove food particles and harmful dental plaque from between… Read more »

Dental Plaque – The Focus of Preventive Dentistry

If your smile were the hero of an epic saga, dental plaque would be the main villain. Most people are familiar with the sticky, sometimes fuzzy-feeling substance that coats their teeth and gums from time to time. Yet, they may not realize why much of preventive dentistry focuses on controlling dental plaque. With a firm… Read more »