Oral Health

Your Oral Health Professionals in New London, CT and Waterford, CT

When it comes to taking care of your oral health on a daily basis, there are a few steps you need to take to ensure you’re doing what needs to be done to have a healthy mouth. When you and your family are educated on what it takes to keep a beautiful and healthy smile, your visits with us will go as smoothly as ever. Take a look through some of our resources to help you take better care of your teeth, gums, and smile.

How to Brush Your Teeth

Here are a few things to remember: 

• Brush hard enough to remove plaque but gentle enough to not damage your gums.
• Select toothpaste recommended by dentists: Colgate Total and Crest Multi-Care.
• Brush your teeth for at least 2 to 4 minutes.
• Hold toothbrush at 45-degree angle.
• Brush your teeth at least twice a day.

How to Floss Your Teeth

Here are a few things to remember: 

• Ideally, you should floss after every meal, but the minimum is once a day before bed.
• Use a piece of floss that is approximately 2 feet.
• Make sure you are not cutting your gums.
• Move the floss in between your teeth back and forth and up and down.
Electronic Toothbrush vs. Manual

Overall, electronic toothbrushes are more efficient in cleaning your teeth because they make brushing your teeth easier. Some great brands of electronic toothbrushes include: Sonicare, Oral-B, and Rotadent. 
Bad Breath

The main sources of bad breath include:

• Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla)
• Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them)
• Gum diseases
• Sore throat
• Tonsillitis 
• And more...

If you are concerned about bad breath, we can help you find the source and an effective solution, too.
Dental Health & Your Diet

Sugar is the main cause of tooth decay. People who drink soda every day and snack all day long create a constant supply of sugar in their mouths, which causes tooth decay. Cutting down on your sugar intake helps your oral health significantly. Another cause of tooth damage is acidic food which causes serious erosion to your teeth that is irreversible.
Fluoride & Decay Prevention

Fluoride found in your water, toothpaste, and mouthwash has positive effects on your teeth because it strengthens the enamel and helps reduce your change of tooth decay. 
Oral Health Videos

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If you have any questions about brushing or flossing your teeth, tooth decay, etc., please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be happy to help you improve your oral health. 


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