Stamford Periodontics & Implant Center

Maintenance Care

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks, feels, and smells healthy. Brushing and flossing are two of the most important preventative methods you can use in reducing the risk of most dental problems. In fact, gingivitis can be reversed when proper flossing and brushing are practiced. Proper plaque control consists of professional cleanings at least twice a year, along with daily flossing and brushing.

Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums on a daily basis helps prevents gums disease and tooth decay.

Flossing is the most effective method for removing plaque and associated debris between your teeth. Flossing at least once a day has been shown to help to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.

Periodontal Maintenance is essential to help monitor and maintain your periodontal health. Maintenance includes regular visits with your dentist and/or periodontist and helps eliminate the bacterial plaque which builds up over time. We will advise you of the frequency of your follow up care, based on the severity of your gum disease.