Dental Hygiene – Union Street

Dental Hygiene

Kimbery Goodell
September 23, 2023

I had a great dental visit. I had worked for a dentist office for 3 years and was very particular when I choose a new office for my family. I heard great things about Dr. Wright and Brittney had been our hygienist years before. Both my visits went very well. Dr. Wright is very personable. Her assistant Tina was very friendly and so was the whole office. They were very helpful when given me info on what I would owe. Dr. Wright fixed an issue for me that I had for years and didn’t think could be fixed. I highly recommend them.

Adam Severy
February 13, 2023

This is a wonderful family friendly dentist office! The staff is incredibly kind and my children actually enjoy coming here!

Patricia Whittemore
February 6, 2023

The staff is always so caring and friendly. So glad I switched my son to this place!

Kevin McDonnell
January 30, 2023

Dental Offices Terrified me….Until I became one of Dr.Frank D’Auria’s first patients (long before “The Center for Dental Health” was established) and grieve his and his staff’s departure. They were a great crew. I’m feeling truly blessed by the seamless transition Dr. Kelly Wright has accomplished. I am not one who is comfortable with change or meeting new people, but everyone in this office is welcoming, friendly, helpful, competent, professional and just plain nice. What can I say other than Thank You.

John Murphy
December 28, 2022

My appointment was on time and the person that cleaned my teeth did a great job. Thank you to everyone involved.. Happy New Year!

Bill Reuther
December 14, 2022


Maintaining Optimal Dental Hygiene: Your Gateway to a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile is not only aesthetically pleasing but also crucial for overall well-being. Good dental hygiene plays a pivotal role in ensuring strong teeth and gums, preventing oral diseases, and promoting optimal oral health. At Union Street Dental, we believe that education and awareness about dental hygiene are essential for every individual. In this article, we will discuss the importance of dental hygiene and provide practical tips to maintain a healthy smile.

  • Brushing Techniques: Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of good dental hygiene. To maximize its effectiveness, it is crucial to use the right technique. Start by selecting a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against your gums and move it gently in circular motions. Don’t forget to brush the outer and inner surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue, to eliminate bacteria and freshen your breath. Remember to replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
  • Flossing for Optimal Oral Health: Brushing alone cannot reach the tight spaces between your teeth, where plaque and food particles tend to accumulate. Regular flossing is essential to remove this debris and prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Use a piece of dental floss approximately 18 inches long and slide it gently between each tooth, forming a C shape to reach the gumline. Make sure to use a fresh section of floss for each tooth.
  • Mouthwash as an Adjunct: Mouthwash is an excellent addition to your oral hygiene routine. It can help freshen your breath, kill bacteria, and reduce plaque buildup. Choose an antimicrobial mouthwash with fluoride for added protection against cavities. Remember that mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing but rather complement them.
  • Balanced Diet for Dental Health: Maintaining a well-balanced diet not only benefits your overall health but also plays a significant role in dental hygiene. Limit your consumption of sugary and acidic foods and beverages, as they can erode tooth enamel and contribute to cavities. Instead, opt for a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These choices provide essential vitamins and minerals that promote strong teeth and healthy gums.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: While diligent at-home oral care is vital, it is equally important to schedule regular dental check-ups. Professional cleanings and examinations help identify early signs of dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. Your dentist can provide personalized advice and treatments to address any oral health issues promptly.
  • Additional Dental Hygiene Practices: Consider incorporating the following practices into your dental hygiene routine for optimal oral health:
    • Limit tobacco and alcohol use, as they increase the risk of oral diseases.
    • Protect your teeth during sports activities by wearing a mouthguard.
    • Avoid using your teeth as tools for opening packages or biting nails.

Maintaining excellent dental hygiene is the foundation for a healthy smile. By following proper brushing and flossing techniques, incorporating mouthwash into your routine, adopting a balanced diet, and scheduling regular dental check-ups, you can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems. Union Street Dental encourages you to take charge of your dental hygiene and make it a priority. Remember, a healthy smile contributes to your overall well-being and leaves a lasting positive impression.

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