There is a new toothbrush that will be on the market later this year
This new toothbrush has sensors that will tell you that the plaque at the area you are brushing is removed.
Plaque is a sticky mass of bacteria that forms every day at our gumline and tooth surface. If plaque is not removed between your teeth gumline and tooth surface, plaque will crystallize in 24 to 48 hours.
Once plaque crystallizes only dental instruments can remove it
Finger flossing is the best way to remove plaque between your teeth and behind the last tooth in each corner of your mouth. There are small brushes with a long handle that can be used. Those small green plastic flossers should be used for front teeth only. As you go towards your back teeth those plastic flossers do not remove all the plaque from your side and back teeth.
Patients who do not floss correctly daily eventually will loose their teeth . Brushing only can't remove the plaque from between your tooth gumline and sides of your teeth.
Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush will remove plaque from the gumline to the edge of your teeth.
You floss your teeth first. You take your floss (teflon floss is the best) and you start with the last tooth in your mouth. You have 4 corners- upper right, lower right, upper left and lower left. You gently slide the floss down as far as you can. You gently move the floss up and down to remove the plaque , rotting food.
If you start to bleed, don't stop. It means your gums are irritated from the debri between your teeth. And gum line. After the last tooth is flossed, move forward to the next two teeth. Move the floss to a clean area. Between the next two teeth you place the floss gently down the side of the front of the back tooth and go down as far as you can. Move the floss gently up and down, place the floss along the side of the tooth going down as far as you can.
Remember you are flossing your teeth. Don't snap the floss on gum tissue. You are removing plaque and debri from your tooth surface.
You floss all of your teeth first. If you bleed the bleeding will stop.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take a soft toothbrush. Starting behind your last tooth, brush
Gently back and forth and move your toothbrush to the gumline of your last two teeth. Gently brush back and forth. If you see blood, gently brush and move your toothbrush to the next two teeth. You gently brush your teeth gumline area until you get to the opposite side. Brush behind your last tooth and move your toothbrush to the gumline where your tongue or palate are. Gently brush your gumline all around until you get back to where you started.
Do the upper or lower teeth that still need brushing. Even if you see blood, keep gently flossing and brushing. Your teeth have not been flossed and brushed correctly. Now you brush the flat surfaces of your teeth upper and lower.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. You now need to clean your tongue. You can use a tongue cleaner or take a plastic tea- spoon. Turn the spoon so the round part is facing your palate. Place the tongue cleaner or teaspoon in the middle of your tongue as far back without gagging. Gently move the tongue cleaner or teaspoon foreward and out of your mouth. You will see a slimy whitish mass of material. That is what was hiding out in the nooks and crannies of your tongue. When you are finished rinse your mouth with salt water and gargle.
Your mouth, teeth, tongue should feel great! That is how you should floss your teeth correctly and brush your teeth correctly and clean your tongue.
To clean between your teeth you have to floss correctly first. No toothbrush can remove plaque from between the gumline of your teeth.
Air and water irrigators- cannot remove plaque.
Plaque is a mass of bacteria that forms every day and must be removed with correct flossing. You remove the plaque off your gumline front, back and flat surfaces with your toothbrush.
To keep your teeth as long as you live you have to do daily flossing correctly and brushing correctly.
Gum disease is present in a major portion of our population. Patients have to floss and brush correctly daily. Plaque is the major contributor to our gum disease problems. Until recently patients, those patients who go to the dentist on a regular basis.
What debris that is below your gum-line affects your teeth and your entire body's health. We have to floss and brush at least once a day correctly. The condition of the teeth and mouth of teenagers and those older reveals a need for dental care and home hygiene.
If you are having problems with toothaches, bleeding gums, bad taste, foul odor, you may have gum disease.
If you do not floss correctly or brush correctly on a regular basis, changes are you have gum disease. Patients cannot treat gum disease on their own. Gum disease slowly destroys the tissue and bone that supports your teeth. The more bone you lose, the less support your teeth have and you may notice that your teeth are moving.
You have 4 choices to make;
1. You can do nothing. Your problem will continue to get worse.
2. You can have your teeth cleaned. Scaling and root planing can help providing your problem is not severe.
3. You can have gum surgery. For patients with serious gum problems, you may choose surgery.
4. You can have the LANAP protocol.
The LANAP protocol involves using a specially built laser for gum disease. Our office uses the Periolase MVP-7.
By using the LANAP protocol with the special laser, gum disease bacteria, diseased tissue and bone are vaporized. The special effect of the special laser offers: True Regeneration - of that attachment apparatus (new cementum, new periodontal alignment and new alveolar bone.) This is the worlds first and only FDA clearance for True Regeneration.
Our office is offering special pricing programs.
The California Millennium Dental Technologies, inc.
You have to floss and brush your teeth correctly daily. If you are told that you need to change the way you clean your teeth, follow these instructions. The way you were taking care of your teeth was not working.
The LANAP protocol was designed for laser assisted new attachment procedure. Your body will heal the best it can heal, providing you follow the home care instructions.
Dentists who have been trained in California were trained to do the LANAP protocol. When dentists leave California, they may alter the LANAP protocol. LANAP was designed to remove all Gum Disease bacteria, tissue and bone. The allows the mouth to heal. The patient needs to follow instructions. Once the mouth starts to heal, the patient will know how to do mouth care.
Our office removes all Gum Disease bacteria, tissue and bone. If you have not flossed on a regular basis, chances are you have Gum Disease, Gingivitis, or bleeding gums. Philadelphia Dental Laser will do the full mouth LANAP protocol and follow up with you for a year to make sure that you are doing home care correctly.
We are in the season of giving, giving yourself the gift of healthy mouth is the best gift you can give. Before you can help others, you have to give yourself the gift of health.
Giving a family member the LANAP protocol, a friend, or a group of friends coming together to give a friend the LANAP protocol.
LANAP protocol, full mouth LANAP and
1 year follow up:
$1,000 / person
Philadelphia Dental Laser And Cosmetic Dentistry LLC
3016 Township Line Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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