Oral hygiene is important because good tooth brushing and flossing can prevent periodontal disease. If you want to learn more about periodontal disease, please click here.
A soft to medium toothbrush is always recommended by Drs. Norton. Please call our office at (561) 278-0362 if you have any questions on how to brush properly or if you have any pain while brushing.
Flossing is an effective way to remove plaque from the surfaces where your toothbrush can’t reach. Don’t be alarmed if your gums bleed the first week of flossing. Once you start flossing daily and removing the plaque, your gums will heal and the bleeding will stop.
Caring for Sensitive Teeth
Teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold after dental treatment. Sometimes sensitivity can occur more frequently, if that’s the case please ask Dr. Stephen Norton, Dr. Stephen Norton Jr., or Dr. Greg Norton. A medicated toothpaste or rinse can be made for sensitive teeth.
Choosing Oral Hygiene Products
With so many products being on the market, it can be hard to pick the best one. We recommend electric toothbrushes. Oral irrigators to rinse your mouth thoroughly will provide excellent results.
Fluoride toothpastes can reduce tooth decay as much as 40%. These rinses are not recommended for children under the age of six.
Anti-plaque rinses are approved by the American Dental Association and contain agents that may help early gum disease.
Brushing and flossing your teeth everyday will help keep dental tartar to a minimum. Professional cleaning is always recommended because it can remove tartar in places your toothbrush and floss have missed.