Patient Education

We’re committed to helping you educate your patients on oral health conditions, dental procedures, and proper oral hygiene techniques.

Do’s & Don’ts of Toothbrushing

DO brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. DO use a fluoride toothpaste. DO brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces. DO replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles are frayed. DON’T brush too hard, as this can damage your teeth and gums. DON’T forget to floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth. DON’T share your toothbrush with others to avoid spreading germs. DON’T brush immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, as this can weaken the tooth enamel.

Why do I need a Deep Cleaning?

A deep cleaning aka Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is performed to reduce gum disease. As gum disease progresses, gums become inflamed, pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If left untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss. If gum disease is caught early and the structures below the gum line have not been damaged, a regular cleaning may be sufficient. This will be determined by your dentist or hygienist. However if the pockets between your gums and teeth are too deep, your dentist or hygienist will recommend a deep cleaning.

Why do Teeth Discolor?

There are a number of reasons why teeth can discolor over time.
Here are a few: