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Online Dental Education Library

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... Educational Videos Cosmetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Fillings Gummy Smiles Inlays & Onlays Mouthguards for Adults Mouthguards for Children Nitrous Oxide Porcelain Veneers Removable Dentures Smile Makeover Snoring & Sleep Apnea Teeth Whitening TMD Tooth-Colored Fillings Tooth Contouring & Reshaping Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth Wear Emergency Care Gum Injuries Orthodontic Emergencies Tooth Pain Traumatic Dental Injuries Endodontics Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems Cracked Teeth Root Canal Retreatment Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy) Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment FAQs Root Canal Treatment for Children Tooth Sensitivity Whitening Traumatized Teeth Implant Dentistry Bone Grafting Dental Implants FAQs Fixed Dentures Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Oral Health Aging & Dental Health Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments Bad Breath Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums Diabetes & Oral Health Dry Mouth Eating Disorders & Oral Health Fluoride Geographic Tongue Missing Teeth Nutrition & Oral Health Oral Cancer Oral Piercings Osteoporosis & Oral Health Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health Preventive Dentistry Professional Teeth Cleanings Stress & Oral Habits Oral Hygiene How To Brush How To Floss Interdental Cleaning Devices Mouthrinses Oral Hygiene for Kids Tips to Prevent Cavities Toothpaste Oral Surgery Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures Bone Grafting Cleft Lip & Palate Repair Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery Extractions Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Headaches & Migraines Oral Cancer Screening Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies Sedation Dentistry Sinus Surgery Wisdom Teeth Orthodontics Adolescent Orthodontic Care Adult Orthodontic Treatment Brushing & Flossing with Braces Early Orthodontic Treatment Invisalign for Adults Invisalign for Teens Post-Orthodontic Care Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS) Thumb & Finger Appliances Types of Braces Orthodontic Emergencies Orthodontic FAQs Orthodontic Headgear Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene Your First Orthodontic Appointment Pediatric Dentistry Age One Dental Visit Fluoride & Your Child Nitrous Oxide for Children Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth Sealants Sleep Apnea & Behavior Problems in Children Space Maintainers Teething Thumb Sucking Periodontal Therapy Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Oral Systemic Connection Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Restorative Dentistry Technology Air Abrasion Anesthesia Wand Cone Beam CT Imaging Digital Dental Impressions Digital X-Rays Intra-Oral Camera Laser Decay Diagnosis Laser Dentistry Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)

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

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...

Keep Flossing Your Smile
...While brushing will remove the buildup from the surfaces of your teeth it won’t be able to reach in between your teeth...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...When used along with brushing and flossing, they can reduce gum disease (gingivitis) and promote good oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Says: Don't Forget to Floss!
... Apparently, Ramsey had always been very conscientious about brushing his teeth but he never flossed them...

Don’t Ignore These Gum Disease Warning Signs
...Common signs of gingivitis include: Bleeding gums, typically when flossing or brushing Puffy, red gums Receding gums that make teeth appear longer Bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away Periodontitis When gingivitis has gone undetected it will continue to get worse until it turns to periodontitis...

Dental Sealants
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

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...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...But if brushing isn’t enough, it may be time to consider dental implants...

Use the Same Prevention Strategy to Defeat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
...This introduces another commonality — they share the same prevention strategy of daily, comprehensive brushing and flossing for plaque removal, regular dental cleanings and checkups, and a sharp eye for any signs of disease like bleeding gums or tooth pain...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...You can’t remove tartar by flossing or brushing, but we can clear it away — and leave you with a bright, fresh-feeling smile! So take a tip from Sofia Vergara, and don’t skimp on professional cleanings and checkups...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
...Plaque is a thin film of bacteria and food particles that if you don’t remove through brushing and flossing could trigger tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease...

4 Tips for Avoiding Dental Disease While Wearing Braces
...Brushing with braces can be difficult, especially in areas blocked by orthodontic hardware...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...If brushing in silence gets boring, add a soundtrack...

Periodontal Probing Increases Accuracy in Diagnosing Gum Disease
...Besides daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque and regular dental checkups, keep watch for signs of swollen or bleeding gums and contact us for an appointment as soon as possible...

What is Preventative Dentistry?
...You can prevent cavities by flossing daily, brushing at least twice a day, and getting professional dental cleanings...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...Let's start with the basic brushing tools: Either a soft-bristle brush or a bi-level brush (one that has shorter bristles in the middle and longer bristles at the edges) can be effective...

Invisalign for Adults
...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...

Invisalign for Teens
...Because they're removable, there's nothing to keep you from brushing and flossing everywhere in your mouth, just as you would without appliances...

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...

How To Brush
... First, the reasons why: Brushing is an effective way to remove plaque — a sticky, bacteria-laden biofilm that clings stubbornly to your teeth...

How To Floss
...Brushing is a good start — but flossing removes plaque in places a brush can't reach, like the small gaps between teeth and under the gums...

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...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Toothpaste
...Today, most have a similar set of active ingredients, including: Abrasives, which help remove surface deposits and stains from teeth, and make the mechanical action of brushing more effective...

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
...Is your brushing technique adequate...

Tooth Wear
...The most common source of abrasion is traumatic toothbrushing, meaning that you are using a toothbrush that's too hard or applying too much force when you brush...

Age One Dental Visit
...Tips on cleaning and brushing effectively will be reviewed and a follow-up visit will be scheduled as required...

Sealants
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Teething
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Gum Grafting
... One is ineffective oral hygiene: This includes both inadequate brushing, which fails to remove dental plaque; and excessive brushing, which erodes the tissue...

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...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
...Still, there are some important things to look for: Bleeding gums — Some people think that when their gums bleed, it simply means they're brushing too hard...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Wisdom Teeth
... You may want to eat soft foods for a few days after the extraction; likewise, be careful when brushing or putting anything in your mouth until your healing is complete...

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

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

Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
... In addition to regular dental cleanings, you will need to be extra vigilant at home: proper brushing technique and the use of interdental cleaners (such as floss) are needed to clean the spaces between teeth is a must...

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...

Nutrition & Oral Health
...If you do occasionally have a soda, swish some water in your mouth afterwards — but don't brush your teeth for at least an hour! Doing so could make it easy for tooth enamel, already softened up by acid, to be eroded away by brushing...

Oral Piercings
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
...Wait a full hour before brushing your teeth...

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...

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

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
...You can probably return to normal activities the following day, but you may want to avoid eating hard or crunchy foods or brushing vigorously for a few days afterwards...

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

Tooth Sensitivity
...This can be caused by genetic factors, periodontal disease, excessively vigorous brushing — or a combination of all three...

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...

Pediatric Dentistry
...Starting at age 2, when there are more teeth in the mouth, establish a daily brushing routine with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and no more than a thin smear of fluoridated toothpaste...

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...