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Dental Hygiene Specialist

All Bright Dental

General Dentist located in Mamaroneck area, Mamaroneck, NY & Stamford, CT

The cleanliness of your mouth affects the smell of your breath, the sensitivity of your teeth, and your chances of getting a disease or tooth decay. At All Bright Dental in Mamaroneck, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, Gennadiy Kravets, DMD, and the team provide deep cleanings and comprehensive exams to make sure your dental hygiene is at its best. To find out more about dental hygiene and how you can improve your routine, call All Bright Dental or book an appointment online today.

Dental Hygiene

What is dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth clean and clear of bacteria to avoid oral health complications.

Additionally, practicing good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking white, shiny, and stainless. A hygienic mouth smells fresh or odorless and avoids the embarrassment of bad breath.

To help you keep a clean mouth, the team at All Bright Dental offers in-office services and prevention tips for you to use at home.

If your dental hygiene routine isn’t optimal or if you’re already experiencing health complications, they can help you form an easy-to-follow hygiene agenda.

How can I optimize my dental hygiene?

Improving your dental hygiene is simple if you follow your dentist’s instructions for care. To optimize your dental hygiene and minimize your chances of getting infections, your routine should include these components:

Regular dental cleanings and checkups

The team at All Bright Dental recommends that you come in twice a year just for cleanings and exams. During these routine appointments, your dentist can identify oral health complications or areas where your cleaning routine needs improvement. They thoroughly clean, scale, polish, and floss your teeth so you can leave the office with a fresh, clean mouth.

Home care

Your home care routine is just as important as your visits to All Bright Dental. The team can teach you the proper brushing technique to use when you brush at least twice a day at home. You should also floss between your teeth, avoid sugary and acidic foods, and replace your toothbrush once every three months.

Why is dental hygiene important?

Prioritizing dental hygiene is important because of the many diseases and complications that come from bacteria buildup and poor dental hygiene. By improving your hygienic practices, you can reduce your chances of needing treatment for these complications:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gingivitis (mild gum disease)
  • Periodontitis (advanced gum disease)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Enamel wear
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Oral cancer

Furthermore, there is a growing amount of evidence that poor dental hygiene is linked to conditions that affect other parts of your body. With poor oral health, you’re at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and more.

To find out how you can improve your dental hygiene at the dentist and at home, call All Bright Dental for an appointment or book your exam online today.