HOME CARE

THE FOUNDATION FOR LONG-TERM DENTAL HEALTH

Girl Brushing Dad's Teeth

Treating your teeth at home.

The most important aspect of long-term dental health is proper home care. 

The two main ways to maintain proper dental health are

brushing and flossing.

BRUSHING

Brushing removes the plaque on and in between teeth.  Plaque is a sticky, clear film that sits on the teeth and consists of bacteria, debris, and saliva.  Plaque builds on the teeth and gums and causes inflammation and tooth decay. Brush your teeth at least twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste.The types of toothbrushes are manual and electronic.  They both are effective ways to properly brush teeth.  Children may find brushing with an electric toothbrush fun.  Our dentists will be able to tell you which type of electronic toothbrush is best for you.  

TOOTHPASTE

There are many different types of toothpastes on the market today. Our dentists or hygienists will be able to give you a recommendation for a toothpaste that best serves your individual needs.

FLOSSING

Flossing is important to remove the plaque in between teeth that a toothbrush can't reach. Flossing your teeth after brushing will help maintain cleanliness of the teeth and promote great gum health. There are several types of flossing materials that we offer at our office to make sure your at home flossing procedures are simple and convenient.

Doctor O'Reilly

Home care is an important contributor to overall oral health, and can help lessen the need for extensive dental intervention in the future.

 

At O'Reilly Dental we tailor home oral care recommendations to fit each individual patient’s needs and wants, focusing on a personalized approach to treatment and prevention.