Oral Hygiene

The foundation of oral health

Think of your oral health as a piece of beautiful architecture. There are many components required in building a structure that is sturdy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing – but the foundation must come first and foremost. In this case, the foundation of oral health is oral hygiene. If your oral hygiene routine is not solid, your oral health will ultimately crumble.

Your Job

There is only so much your Denver dentist can do for you, when we only see you in our office twice yearly, as far as oral hygiene is concerned. We will give you a good deep clean, but the other 363 days out of the year, the fate of your oral health is in your hands. This is one of our guiding principles at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, that’s why we place a strong emphasis on patient education. We do our best to give you the tools and the knowledge necessary to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.

Brushing 101

  1. We recommend an electric toothbrush, Sonicare® is the favorite among dental health professionals
  2. Brush at least twice per day – once after breakfast, once before bed (ideally after every meal)
  3. Brush for two minutes – section the mouth into four quadrants (upper/lower/inside/outside) and spend 30 seconds on each section (make sure to reach all the way to the back, that’s generally the most neglected area)
  4. When brushing is not an option (not everyone carries a toothbrush around in their pocket or purse), swish with water or chew gum containing xylitol to reduce decay-causing bacteria
  5. Don’t forget to brush the tongue – bacteria on the tongue is one of the leading causes of bad breath (you can use your toothbrush, or a specially designed tongue scraper for maximum effectiveness)

Flossing 101

  1. Do it every day to clean the tight spaces in between teeth that brushing alone will not reach
  2. We recommend flossing at night before you brush to remove particles between teeth, and then brush away any particles left behind
  3. There are options if traditional string floss is not for you – GUM soft picks, water flossers, we would be happy to make a recommendation to suit your needs
If you really want to kick your oral hygiene into high gear, mouthwash is a great way to do so. Regularly swishing with mouthwash can neutralize acidity, reduce plaque and tartar buildup, prevent gum disease and tooth decay, eliminate bad breath, and even whiten teeth. There are many different products on the market today, if you have any questions about what products are right for you, Dr. Paini would love to chat and help point you in the right direction.

Our Job

Don’t worry, we’re not going to leave you high and dry to defend yourself against tooth decay. Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry is in your corner as your oral health allies. Our hygiene team is one of the best in Denver, and we make sure you leave your cleaning appointment with that “fresh from the dentist clean” feel and a sparkling smile. With a gentle hand, your hygienist will reach every nook and cranny of your mouth and remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up since your last visit. With a hawk’s eye for detail, you can rest assured we won’t miss a thing.

Oral Hygiene - Floss, Brush, Rinse

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If you have any questions about oral hygiene, or would like to schedule a cleaning appointment, please contact your Denver dentist, Dr. Paini at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, today. Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Denver!

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