Here at Douglas R. Roth, DDS, we are proud to offer periodontal disease maintenance.
Periodontal disease maintenance is done to stop periodontal disease from progressing. Basically, we clean your mouth thoroughly, removing tartar and plaque that have built up. We get all of the areas you can reach and those you can’t, such as underneath your gums. There are times when periodontal disease is really bad, and then we decide to medicate your teeth and gum pockets with an antibiotic or antimicrobial gel.
After a cleaning, it is important for you to continue to brush and floss your teeth to keep bacteria at bay. You may also want to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash to help!
If you are due for a maintenance cleaning or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (408) 978-2060.
How to Properly Brush and Floss
Here at Douglas R. Roth, DDS, we know and understand the importance of good preventive care. Part of this includes brushing and flossing your teeth properly.
We all know that good dental care is important to a healthy mouth, though not many people do a very good job of it.
You need to brush your teeth at least twice daily, removing plaque and food particles. It is best if you can brush for more than two minutes, though not many people do. You need to get every surface of every tooth, inside and out. For fresher breath, you should finish by brushing your tongue.
You should floss your teeth once a day. This helps to get rid of plaque that is stuck between your teeth. Without flossing, you may struggle with extra tartar on your teeth, cavities, and even gum disease. Though most people say that flossing is awkward, if you stick with it, it will become part of your dental routine.
If you have any questions about brushing your teeth, flossing, or anything else about home care, please contact us today at (408) 978-2060.