We are a small personal office. We pride ourselves on doing exceptional dentistry while keeping on your schedule. Our staff and doctors are friendly, experienced and sensitive to the patient's needs
What We Offer
- Root Canals
- Endodontic Surgery
- Oral Sedation
- Crowns & Bridge Work
- Gum Disease
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Bone Grafting
- Laser Soft Tissue Surgery
- Maxillofacial Prosthetics
- Snap on Smile
How to Brush Your Teeth
The first step to properly brushing your teeth is to select the right tooth brush. A brush with soft bristles and a small head is best for the majority of the population.
Next, choose a toothpaste that includes Fluoride (unless your Dentist suggests something different for your specific needs). We suggest Colgate Total and Crest Multicare. Usually a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is sufficient for a thorough cleaning.
It is best to brush your teeth after every meal, but if that is not possible, brushing after breakfast and before going to bed is acceptable. Be sure to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, with 4 minutes being optimum.
To properly brush your teeth, hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, slanted toward the teeth and gums, with the bristles gently pressed against the gums so the bristles go between the teeth and gums. Gently sweep the brush down 6 to 10 times on all your teeth to remove any plaque. While brushing the chewing surfaces of your teeth, use shorter strokes to worked plaque out of the grooves. Finally, hold your tooth brush vertically to properly brush the backs of your teeth.
How to Floss Your Teeth
Flossing is a vital step in your oral health routine as it cleans the surface between your teeth that are not accessible by a tooth brush alone.
As with brushing, flossing is ideally performed after every meal, however if that is not possible be sure to do it at least once a day.
To start flossing, cut a 2 foot long piece of dental floss and wrap one end around the middle finger of your right hand and the other end around the middle finger of your left hand. Then use your index finger and thumb to gently glide the floss back and forth between your teeth. Do this between all of your teeth and you’re finished.
Electric vs. Manual Brushes
Multiple studies have been performed comparing the effectiveness of manual and electric toothbrushes. All of these studies have formed a single conclusion of the electric toothbrush’s obvious success over its manual counterpart.In general, plaque is better controlled with the use of an electric toothbrush thanks to the movement and vibration of the brush head itself. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do a good job with a manual brush, just that an electric brush has obvious advantages.