Oral Hygiene Instruction in Madison
Most of us already know the basics of daily oral hygiene: brushing, flossing, and rinsing. That's not to say that everyone does all those things all the time or that people even do them effectively. Everyone can benefit from a refresher on occasion. That's where we can help at Oak Park Dental. Our trained dental team and dentists are here to educate and encourage you and your family on proper oral hygiene techniques.
Why Take the Time for Oral Hygiene Instruction?
As much as we like to see our patients, we'd rather keep you healthy than fix problems with your teeth. That's why we want to work with you on preventive measures against cavities and gum disease. One of the ways we do that is by making sure you know how to properly care for your teeth on your own.
Daily oral hygiene is vital for keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Proper oral care involves brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth along with regular dental checkups and cleanings. Patients of all ages need to develop good daily hygiene habits to keep your teeth and gums free of plaque and bacteria to avoid cavities or gum disease. So if you're in our chair and one of us, out of the blue, starts going on about how to hold your floss, why soft bristles are important, or how often to brush, that's what we're thinking.
How Can We Help?
As we said, we know everyone knows they should be taking care of their teeth, and our job is not to nag our patients. We'd rather take more of a cheerleader role. Here's what we will do:
- Walk you through proper flossing technique as we actually do it on your teeth.
- Provide insight on common misconceptions about oral hygiene.
- Let you know about current research and best practices for avoiding cavities and gum disease.
- If we're working on your child's mouth, we'll offer ideas about how you can help your child develop good habits.
- We're always happy to answer any questions you have.
What is most important is that you leave our office feeling excited and motivated about taking good care of your teeth. We won't berate you for not doing as well as you could. If you do a little better this week than last week, we call that a success.
Make an Appointment
If it's been a while since you've had a professional teeth cleaning and checkup, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We'll answer your questions, provide instruction and encouragement on how you can keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. Oak Park Dental is proud to provide excellent dental care for our patients from all over the Madison, WI, area. We look forward to seeing you soon.