Higiene oral

Por qué es tan importante la higiene bucal?

Adultos mayores de 35 pierden más dientes para enfermedades de las encías (enfermedad periodontal) Oral. Tres de cada cuatro adultos se ven afectados en algún momento de su vida. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, realizado diariamente.

La enfermedad periodontal y la caries son causadas por la placa bacteriana. La placa es una película incolora., que se adhiere a los dientes en la línea de las encías. Oral. Con un cepillado y uso de hilo dental a fondo, puede eliminar estos gérmenes y ayudar a prevenir la enfermedad periodontal.


If you have any pain while brushing or have any questions about how to brush properly, please be sure to call the office at Número de teléfono de Roslyn Heights oficina (516) 484-4730.

Dr. Tennenbaum recommends using a soft to medium tooth brush. Oral 45 Oral. Gently move the brush in a circular motion several times using small, gentle strokes brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth. Use una ligera presión mientras coloca las cerdas entre los dientes., but not so much pressure that you feel any discomfort.

When you are done cleaning the outside surfaces of all your teeth, follow the same directions while cleaning the inside of the back teeth.

To clean the inside surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth, hold the brush vertically. Make several gentle back-and-forth strokes over each tooth. Don’t forget to gently brush the surrounding gum tissue.

A continuación, limpiará las superficies de mordida de sus dientes usando, gentle strokes. Change the position of the brush as often as necessary to reach and clean all surfaces. Try to watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. After you are done, rinse vigorously to remove any plaque you might have loosened while brushing.

How to Floss

enjuague vigorosamente para eliminar cualquier placa que pueda haber aflojado durante el cepillado. Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from those surfaces. Sin embargo, it is important to develop the proper technique. The following instructions will help you, but remember it takes time and practice.

Start with a piece of floss (waxed is easier) about 18long. Lightly wrap most of the floss around the middle finger of one hand. Wrap the rest of the floss around the middle finger of the other hand.

To clean the upper teeth, hold the floss tightly between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. Gently insert the floss tightly between the teeth using a back-and-forth motion. Do not force the floss or try to snap it in to place. Bring the floss to the gum line then curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel light resistance. Move the floss up and down on the side of one tooth. Remember there are two tooth surfaces that need to be cleaned in each space. Continue to floss each side of all the upper teeth. Be careful not to cut the gum tissue between the teeth. As the floss becomes soiled, turn from one finger to the other to get a fresh section.

To clean between the bottom teeth, Lleve el hilo dental hasta la línea de las encías y luego dóblelo en forma de C contra un diente. Do not forget the back side of the last tooth on both sides, upper and lower.

When you are done, rinse vigorously with water to remove plaque and food particles. Do not be alarmed if during the first week of flossing your gums bleed or are a little sore. If your gums hurt while flossing you could be doing it too hard or pinching the gum. As you floss daily and remove the plaque your gums will heal and the bleeding should stop.

No se alarme si durante la primera semana de uso de hilo dental sus encías sangran o están un poco doloridas

Sometimes after dental treatment, teeth are sensitive to hot and cold. This should not last long, but only if the mouth is kept clean. If the mouth is not kept clean the sensitivity will remain and could become more severe. If your teeth are especially sensitive consult with your doctor. No se alarme si durante la primera semana de uso de hilo dental sus encías sangran o están un poco doloridas.

Choosing Oral Hygiene Products

There are so many products on the market it can become confusing and choosing between all the products can be difficult. Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil.

Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil” Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil. Oral irrigators (water spraying devices) will rinse your mouth thoroughly, but will not remove plaque. You need to brush and floss in conjunction with the irrigator. Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil.

Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil, Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil. There are also tiny brushes (interproximal toothbrushes) that clean between your teeth. If these are used improperly you could injure the gums, so discuss proper use with your doctor.

Elegir entre todos los productos puede ser difícil, if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, puede reducir la caries dental tanto como 40%. Remember, these rinses are not recommended for children under six years of age. Tartar control toothpastes will reduce tartar above the gum line, but gum disease starts below the gum line so these products have not been proven to reduce the early stage of gum disease.

Anti-plaque rinses, aprobado por el Asociación Dental Americana, contienen agentes que pueden ayudar a controlar la enfermedad de las encías temprana. Use these in conjunction with brushing and flossing.

Limpieza Profesional

Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease. Keep your teeth for your lifetime.