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Dental Hygiene

Establishing good, routine daily oral hygiene habits play a large role in your oral health and your overall well-being. An effective oral hygiene routine can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While your dentist and hygienist strive to meet all your dental needs much of the responsibility for keeping your smile healthy rest with you.

Regular hygiene cleanings and dental exams can prevent minor dental issues from developing into more extensive issues resulting in more invasive treatments.

How long should I brush my teeth?

We recommend that you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice per day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You may benefit from more frequent brushing, especially if you wear traditional braces with brackets and wires.

What can I do to keep my smile healthy?
  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash once a day
  • Consume a balanced diet limiting your intake of sugary and acidic foods to prevent tooth decay and wear.
  • Visit our practice twice a year for a professional hygiene cleaning and a thorough dental check-up

What causes bad breath?

Some foods we eat, such as garlic or fish, can cause temporary bad breath. Poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, and gum disease can cause chronic bad breath.

Aquacare® Tooth Polishing

Clean teeth not only make you look and feel good; they also ensure fresh breath and give you a brighter smile, helping you to feel more confident.

Aquacare® Tooth Polishing combines air, sodium bicarbonate, and a gentle jet of water to clean away surface stains, plaque, and tartar from your teeth and gums. Using the Aquacare® system, your hygienist can access small crevices and difficult to reach areas of your mouth.

Is Aquacare® suitable for sensitive teeth?

Patients with sensitive teeth benefit from the Aquacare® system. The gentle stream of water and finely milled cleaning powder doesn’t stress the teeth. The powder is so fine that it fills in the tubules in your tooth’s surface, helping to eliminate sensitivity.

How long does it take?

Your hygienist can clean your teeth in about 30 minutes using Aquacare®.

Can you use Aquacare® to clean a crown, bridge, or veneers?

Aquacare® is very safe to use on any dental prosthetic or restoration, including a crown or bridge, and veneers.

Will Aquacare® remove tobacco stains from my teeth?

Aquacare® can remove superficial stains on your teeth caused by smoking, red wine, or other pigmented and dyed food and beverages.

However, if you have ingrained stains, teeth whitening treatment may be a good solution for brightening your smile.

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