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Brushing, Flossing, Rinsing

A healthy, beautiful smile is our goal for you and your family and is the overall goal for the treatment and prevention plan that our dentists and hygienists will recommend for you.
Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of sugary snacks, and brushing, flossing and rinsing to prevent disease and bacteria in the mouth.

Tooth Brushing

Use an ADA approved soft bristle brush or electric tooth brush recommended by your dentist. Brush at least twice a day and especially before bedtime.
Use the 2 minute Rule and brush vigorously for a minimum of 2 minutes. If you have had plaque buildup in the past you might want to increase that time.


Daily flossing is the recommended way to clean between teeth and under the gum line. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone. Your hygienist will show you the best way for you to reach all of your teeth and which product is ideal for you and your family.


It is important to rinse your mouth out with water after brushing, and also after meals if you are unable to brush. This will help to remove plaque that has settled in your mouth after you eat or brush.

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