Oral Hygiene

What is Oral Hygiene ?

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad breath) by regular brushing of the teeth (dental hygiene) and cleaning between the teeth. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease. The most common types of dental disease are tooth decay (cavities, dental caries) and gum diseases, including gingivitis, and periodontitis.

Proper Oral Hygiene required Regular Brushing and Flossing

Regular brushing consists of brushing twice a day: after breakfast and before going to bed. Cleaning between the teeth is called interdental cleaning and is as important as tooth brushing. This is because a toothbrush cannot reach between the teeth and therefore only cleans 50% of the surfaces. There are many tools to clean between the teeth, including floss, flossettes, and interdental brushes. It is up to each individual to choose which tool he or she prefers to use.

A Healthy Smile

Our Oral Hygienists at Olympia Dental Practiceprefer cleaning the mouth with the latest technology and use the AquaCare machine.

What is the AquaCare Machine ?

The AquaCare machine is a revolutionary dental instrument, enabling contact-free Minimally Invasive Dentistry (M.I.D.). It makes routine dental procedures painless for patients, and has the ability to treat sensitivity. It increases bond strength for adhesive filling materials, and at the flick of a switch converts into a powerful tool for prophylaxis.