ORAL HYGIENE: BECAUSE PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE


Oral Hygiene Instructions from Dr. Hauser of Lakefront Family Dentistry

Hygiene as a whole keeps us presentable and improves self-esteem. However, many people forget that oral hygiene is just as important as taking baths regularly. In fact, may even be more vital to keeping you healthy than the sanitizer in your bag.

Dr. Hauser is a CEREC specialist and a family dentist with over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry. He always tells his patients to treat their oral cavity like the vital organ that it is because it holds the key to over-all health and well-being. Here are a few oral hygiene instructions from the Inland Empire’s favorite dentist.

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Gum Disease Treatment Before and After Picture
Before and After Gum Disease Treatment

Sing the” Happy Birthday Song” While You Brush

Our teeth are divided into quadrants, with two on the maxillary jaw and the remaining two nestled in the mandibular jaw.  Most people forget that they have to brush each quadrant for at least two minutes. This is why the song helps. If you repeat it twice in your head while you brush, you have an idea of how much time is needed per quadrant.

Brushing Is Never Enough! Floss Daily!

Growing up, we were told that brushing twice daily is enough to keep our pearly whites in pristine condition. However, we forget that the bristles cannot reach tight contact areas. Therefore, brushing even thrice daily is not the only way to keep our teeth and gums healthy.

Dental floss should be used at least one daily, preferably before bedtime. You can use water picks as well to remove food debris that may be stuck in the inter-dental spaces, which are quite hard to clean.

Bi-Annual Cleanings Should Be Observed

There is nothing as refreshing as the feeling you get after a bi-annual tooth cleaning at Lakefront Family Dentistry. Their licensed and well-trained dental hygienists are experts at removing all the debris and gunk one would usually miss, especially if you have poor to moderate oral hygiene habits.

Dental prophylaxis is an intricate technique that involves debriding the teeth and their surrounding structures of plaque and tartar, which are ideal breeding grounds for cavity-causing microorganisms. Please keep in mind that people who are genetically predisposed to severe plaque build-up should consider having their teeth cleaned by a professional more often.

Check Teeth Regularly for Cracks and Cavities

Cavities and cracks provide harmful microorganisms with a perfect point of entry. This can lead to serious dental problems if left alone. Therefore, if you have time after brushing, “feel” your teeth with your tongue for rough spots or sharp catches. If there are some present, it would be a good time to head over to Lakefront family Dentistry for a thorough oral checkup.

Ask the Dentist for Oral Hygiene Instructions

While some dentists don’t bother with too much patient interaction, Dr. Hauser is happy when a patient asks for additional dental hygiene tips because it shows that the patient truly understands the importance of keeping his or her oral cavity healthy and clean.

Home oral hygiene habits and proper dental care go hand in hand for healthy teeth and gums. If you want to make a good impression and improve your health, Schedule an Appointment with Lakefront Family Dentistry Below or call (951) 244-9495 Today.


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