Brushing and Flossing

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Oral Hygiene

When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy in the long term, it is extremely important to develop good brushing and flossing habits. This will prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums, preventing infection and the development of complications like periodontitis and tooth decay.


Preserving the enamel on the outside of the teeth and preserving the strength of your gums are critical as we age, so taking preventative steps now can greatly reduce any potential problems in the future. Preventative dentistry is always less painful and cheaper than restorative dentistry. Safeguard your oral health now by brushing and flossing regularly in addition to regular exams and cleanings with your dentist.

Brushing & Flossing Help Prevent:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Tooth Decay
  • Enamel Wear
  • Pulp Infection
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Bacteria Formation

Oral Health Services by Gardner Orthodontics

If you have any questions regarding preventative dentistry or if you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call our front desk or send us an email and our team will be more than happy to assist you.

In addition to orthodontic services, we are committed to developing healthy hygiene habits with our patients, as they are important to our work.

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