Sep 30, 2016

What Good Is Oral Hygiene?

What Good Is Oral Hygiene?

The team at Haney Orthodontics takes great pride in the gold standard of orthodontic care we provide our patients with so they can achieve healthy and attractive smiles. Dr. Haney and our expert staff get to know our patients individually so we can best take into consideration their specific needs and desires. This allows us to create personalized treatment plans that work best for each patient. Our office is located in San Anselmo and we extend our services to the nearby communities of San Rafael, Ross,  Fairfax,  Corte Madera and Larkspur to make it convenient t to get the orthodontic care your family needs!   The oral health of our patients is our top priority and we strive to help each patient we serve keep their smile as healthy as possible. While routine check-ups with your family dentist are key to maintaining optimal oral health, it’s also important to take good care of your teeth and gums at home by practicing excellent oral hygiene.

What Is Good Oral


Having good oral hygiene means:

  • Your smile will look and smell healthy
  • Your gums will appear pink with no pain or bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Your teeth will be clean and free of debris
  • You will enjoy eating food without having any pain when chewing
  • You will not be embarrassed by foul smelling breath
  • You can smile with complete confidence knowing your smile looks great

Tips for Maintaining Optimal Oral Health

When you focus on keeping your smile clean and healthy, it will carry over to your personal life wherein you will have an attractive and healthy smile you can be proud of. To avoid developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems, you can take the following steps:  

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, spending 2 minutes thoroughly brushing all your tooth surfaces
  • Floss your teeth at least once per day, preferably at bedtime
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet to help you maintain healthy teeth & gums
  • Use the right dental products recommended by your dentist including specific types of mouthrinses

Contact Your Marin County Orthodontist

We hope you enjoyed this information and found these oral health tips helpful. It is very important to us that all our patients maintain good oral health so they can enjoy their incredible smiles for the rest of their lives! If you have any questions or need more tips to help you maintain a healthy smile, please contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you!