Dental Hygiene

No treatment will be effective unless you follow it up with routine and proper home care. This means you should brush and floss regularly after every meal and at a minimum twice a day. The key is not only to do it regularly but also to do it right. Here’s how.


Many people these days use an electric toothbrush such as a Sonicare. Whether you use an electric or still prefer a manual brush you should hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. Gently but thoroughly rotate the bristles across your teeth and under your gums with a backward and forward motion. Be sure to also get the top surfaces of your teeth where you bite or chew on food. Your tongue can also be cleaned with your toothbrush, which will help reduce bad breath. Lastly it is important to brush the inside surfaces of your teeth with the same rotating motion.

Regular cleaning for your teeth has many benefits. In addition to good breath and general beauty, getting your teeth professionally clean by a train dental hygienist, can help preserve bone and teeth matter and prevent decay. In fact adequate dental hygiene has been linked general health and can really make a difference in how healthy you are as a person. For more information about dental hygiene in Glendale, Arizona, a give us a call it 623-979-1515 or visit our website at



To properly floss you should wind the floss around both of your index fingers and push it between each of your teeth in your mouth. Make sure to freely move the floss upwards, downwards and even sideways to remove any food particles or plaque that may be lodged between your teeth or under the gums. Flossing can be invaluable in cleaning foreign matter from parts of the tooth you cannot reach with regular everyday tooth brushing. Done right, flossing can help prevent bone loss, oral disease and decay, and generally improve your overall dental health.

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Oral Dental Hygiene in Glendale, AZ

When brushing, it is important to use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps harden the outer layer of the tooth, called enamel, which will prevent cavities and also reduce bacteria in the mouth. It can also reverse the formation of smaller cavities.

Lastly, antibacterial rinses can also help reduce bacteria in the mouth. Please check with your Glendale AZ dentist or dental hygienist if you have any additional questions.

Hi, I’m Dr. Greg Ceyhan from Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale, Arizona and that’s in the Arrowhead area.

Cleaning and maintaining braces is a challenge for anyone, whether you’re a kid or an adult. They have various kinds of cleaning aids and different toothbrushes that you can use to really get under the wires, around the wires, and around the braces. The best advice I can give you is, keep working at it because otherwise, if you’re not real good with cleaning your braces, you can be left over with little white spots on your teeth after treatment and we really don’t want that. So, the best advice would be to really take the time to brush your teeth and keep them clean throughout treatment and you can get the best results that way.

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