Oral Hygiene Aids Archive

Q: What’s the Correct Way to Brush?

Watch these helpful videos to see how to correctly brush your teeth.

Q: Should I Use a WaterPik® or WaterFlosser® ?

We recommend the Waterpik® Ultra Water Flosser® because it has proven to be a very effective oral hygiene aide that significantly decreases the bacteria count and ultimately inflammation in the gum tissues surrounding the teeth.

Q: Why Use a Power Toothbrush?

Studies have proven that it takes two minutes using a power toothbrush to brush your teeth as effective as using a regular toothbrush for eight minutes.

Q: Should I Use a Tongue Scraper?

Studies proved that brushing your tongue only scratches the surface. In general, 50% of people will collect plaque on their tongue and the other 50% don’t. If you are in the 50% that collect plaque on your tongue, you really need to use a tongue scraper.

Q: Which Toothpaste Should I Buy?

We recommend that our patients purchase an ADA approved toothpaste, and there are many to choose from.

Q: What’s the Proper Way to Floss?

Yes, flossing is a pain for most of us, but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you spend a few moments watching this video.