Oral Hygiene Starts Between the Teeth

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but it can all be prevented with proper oral hygiene. Here at Holland Landing Dental, we still care about you when you’re no longer sitting in our chair, which is why we will take the time to detect and provide advice on any problem areas with your home care.

It’s important to keep a consistent brushing routine daily

We recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, but flossing is an equally important oral hygiene step when it comes to preventing gum disease. The areas between the teeth are trouble spots for gum disease, which is why it is so important to clean those hard-to-reach spots.

Flossing is as important as brushing your teeth!

Flossing is the most effective way to keep those areas clean and free from bacteria.

It is important to follow the right technique when you floss in order to scrape the tooth clean from just below the gumline all the way up the side of your tooth. Simply slip the floss between your teeth and gently press it up underneath the gum. Now wrap the floss around the tooth and scrape the floss away from your gum to clean the tooth. Cover as much tooth as possible with floss by wrapping the floss around the tooth.

By flossing daily, you will not only have a perfect checkup, but you will also prevent gum disease and the risk of losing your teeth.

For more information, or to book an appointment, contact us today. New patients are always welcome.