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Improve Your Dental Hygiene in Saint John
We understand that your smile is one of the most important parts of your appearance. For that reason, our team of dental hygiene professionals is committed to helping you achieve a healthy and confident smile.
Millidge Place Dental Clinic — Dr. Murray Holburn in Saint John — can improve your dental hygiene and help remove dental plaque, tartar, and more. With proper care, you can have a healthy mouth and a bright smile and prevent bad breath and dental diseases.
Contact us today to book a consultation with our dental hygienists in Saint John.
Dental hygiene involves more than just diligently brushing and flossing your teeth. No matter how regularly and how well you brush and floss, your mouth has hard-to-reach areas that can harbour plaque and tartar, which are the leading causes of tooth decay and gum disease.
Our dentists can remove stains and every last trace of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Regular visits to our dental clinic in Saint John will prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
We can also provide you with dietary advice to better care for your teeth and overall health, such as using a mouthwash or salt water mouth rinse, reducing your sugar intake, and avoiding certain foods that can stain your teeth.
Proper dental hygiene is often taken for granted and not given the attention it deserves. This can cause significant problems in the long term, as neglecting your teeth and gums will lead to a variety of illnesses and health issues. Dental hygiene services can help you with the following:
Improve oral health
Remove stains, plaque and tartar
Prevent tooth decay, bad breath (halitosis), and tooth decay
Earlier detection of periodontal diseases
Achieve a brighter smile
What Does Dental Hygiene Involve?
The Importance of Dental Hygiene Services
Caring about Your Oral Health
The steps you take to take care of your mouth play an essential role in maintaining your oral health. Along with brushing and flossing, it also includes eating a balanced diet, reducing the frequency of snack eating, and following the dental tips correctly. Below are some of the tips for proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
Brush your teeth twice a day, especially before going to bed. Use an ADA-approved soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also use an electric toothbrush which can efficiently remove the tartar and plaque.
Always place the brush at 45 degrees to the gum, and brush in a circular motion. While brushing, you should always feel the bristles on the gum.
Brush the outer as well as the inner surface of each tooth
You can use the tip of the brush to clean the inside of the front teeth
Clean your tongue to remove the bacteria and freshen up your breath
It is recommended to floss between the teeth and the gum line daily. Flossing cleans and disrupts the bacterial colonies, preventing tooth decay and gum diseases.
You can use the following steps while flossing:
Wrap a 12-16 inches (30-40cm) of dental floss around your middle fingers, and there should be 2 inches (5cm) of floss between the hands.
You can use your thumb and index fingers to guide your floss. Proceed by gently inserting the floss between the teeth in a sawing motion.
Curve the floss in a “C” shape around each tooth and under the gum line. Also move the floss up and down so that the sides of the teeth are also clean
Rinsing your mouth properly is important after brushing and after meals. If you are using an over-the-counter product for rinsing, it’s recommended that you consult the dentist to know if the product is appropriate for you or not.
Dentists or dental hygienists can also recommend rubber-tip simulators to strengthen the gums, interdental brushes, irrigation devices, tongue cleaners, fluoride and medicated rinses which can play a major role in maintaining your tooth hygiene.
For more information on dental hygiene or to schedule a regular check-up, contact us .