Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Invisalign
...Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth as metal or clear braces are, clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for tooth-brushing and flossing...

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
...To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel...

Restore the Health of Your Whole Smile
...Regular brushing and flossing remove bacteria that can cause an infection around your implant...

Restore the Brilliance of Your Smile
...They include: Dark beverages and foods such as blueberries, coffee, black tea, colas and sports drinks Smokeless tobacco and cigarettes Acidic foods such as tomato sauce and citrus fruits (they actually soft tooth enamel) Neglected oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing and in-office care) Prescriptions medications such as some antibiotics, blood pressure medications and antihistamines What you can do in Dayton You can limit staining dietary choices, drink more water and keep up with your brushing, flossing and professional cleanings...

How Invisalign Works
...Good candidates should have a strong at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once...

The Benefits of Dental Implants
...Daily brushing and flossing, as well as twice-a-year visits to our Dayton dental practice, are all that you need to do to keep your implants healthy...

What Is Zoom! Teeth Whitening?
...Touch-ups are required every few months to prevent discoloration, as well as regular brushing and flossing...

Invisalign: Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
How Invisalign from your dentists in Dayton, OH can give you an outstanding smile, easily and comfortably   If you have rotated teeth, chances are you have trouble flossing...

What Is Dental Bonding?
...Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day...

Get a Professional Cleaning To Stop Your Gums From Bleeding
...Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and prevent gum disease...

Implant Dentistry
...Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this...

Oral Health
...Effective oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove plaque from between the teeth...

Oral Hygiene
...Using a therapeutic mouthrinse has been proven to control plaque bacteria and prevent cavities better than brushing and flossing alone...

Periodontal Therapy
... Your Role in Periodontal Health Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease, so it's essential to remove it every day with effective brushing and flossing...

Inlays & Onlays
...Conscientious daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings at the dental office are all you need to make sure your restoration lasts for years to come...

Porcelain Veneers
... Caring for Your Veneers Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day...

Teeth Whitening
...First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office...

Tooth Decay Prevention
...Keeping up a regular habit of brushing and flossing, getting adequate fluoride, and a diet with limited acidic foods is certainly helpful...

Aging & Dental Health
... Sometimes, decreased mobility (due to arthritis or similar conditions) makes routine brushing and flossing more difficult...

Antibiotic Premedication for Dental Treatments
...This could occur in many dental procedures — and it could also occur during routine activities like chewing, brushing and flossing...

Fluoride
...If you maintain an effective daily routine of brushing and flossing, and avoid sugary and/or acidic foods and beverages, your decay risk will likely be low...

Preventive Dentistry
...Daily effective brushing and flossing will go a long way toward removing the dental plaque responsible for dental disease, tooth loss, and the need for more complex dental treatment...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Gum Grafting
...Your regimen should include proper brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental and periodontal checkups...

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
...You will be instructed in the most effective brushing and flossing techniques, and given recommendations for products that you should use at home...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Dental Implants
...Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this...

Dental Implants vs. Bridgework
...In fact, with normal brushing and flossing, a dental implant can last a lifetime...

FAQs About Dental Implants
... They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings...

How Dental Implants Work
...Of course, once the implants have fused and the permanent crowns are attached, you will be able to eat anything you want! At that point, the only thing you will need to do is take care of your implant teeth just as you would your natural teeth — with regular brushing, flossing, and periodic professional cleanings here at the dental office...

Replacing One Tooth
...In order to avoid this, keep up your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and coming in for regular professional cleanings...

Replacing Multiple Teeth
...Of course, once the implants have fused and the permanent crowns are attached, you will be able to eat anything you want! At that point, the only thing you will need to do is take care of your implant teeth just as you would your natural teeth — with regular brushing, flossing, and periodic professional cleanings at the dental office...

Implant-Supported Fixed Bridgework
...With these teeth you can eat anything you want — and they will look as good as they feel! Your new teeth will require the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups and professional cleanings...

Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures
...With these teeth you can eat anything you want — and they will look as good as they feel! Your new teeth will require the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups and professional cleanings...

Tooth Loss and Premature Aging
...With regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings — in other words, the same basic care that natural teeth require — your dental implants should last a lifetime...

The Dangers of Removable Dentures
...Implants require no special care beyond normal brushing and flossing; they won't decay or stain, and they're designed to last a lifetime...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
... Keep your teeth decay-free by brushing and flossing every day...

How To Brush
... Variations for Comfort If you're having trouble with the two-finger method, here's another way to try flossing: Just tie the same amount of floss into a big loop, place all your fingers (but not thumbs) inside the loop, and work it around your teeth with index fingers and thumbs...

How To Floss
...Flossing is probably your single most important weapon against plaque, the clingy bacterial biofilm that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
Almost everyone understands the importance of regular brushing and flossing to their oral health...

Mouthrinses
Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouthrinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...While it's easy to use, an oral irrigator isn't a substitute for a toothbrush or dental floss — but when used along with proper brushing and flossing techniques, it can be very effective...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...Fixed retainers are cleaned by brushing and flossing; a floss threader or interproximal brush can also be a helpful cleaning tool when needed...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...Keep eating healthy foods like carrots and apples — but cut them into bite-sized pieces first! And don't chew on ice, pencils, or your nails: these habits can cause damage to your appliances, and even result in chipped teeth! Daily Maintenance You know how important brushing and flossing are for keeping a healthy smile — especially now that you're in orthodontic treatment...