Preventative Dental Care

Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come. Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:

If it's been six months since your last dental checkup, then it's time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!

Brushing Instructions

man with nice teeth from preventative care dental services
brushing diagram for preventative dental care

BRUSHING: STEP 1
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

brushing diagram for preventative dental care, brushing over front teeth

BRUSHING: STEP 2
Brush gently in a circular motion.

brushing bottom teeth diagram for preventative dental care

BRUSHING: STEP 3
Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

brushing for preventative dental care

BRUSHING: STEP 4
Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Instructions

dental floss instruction guide for preventative care

FLOSSING: STEP 1
Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

dental floss held between two hands for preventative dental care

FLOSSING: STEP 2
Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

flossing in between front teeth for preventative care

FLOSSING: STEP 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

flossing back and forth motion for preventative care

FLOSSING: STEP 4

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

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