Oral Hygiene for Radiant Smiles, Overall Health
Our Caring, Skilled Doctors and Dental Hygienists Provide
Comprehensive Treatment in a Comfortable Environment
At O’Kane and Monssen, we understand the profound impact that oral health has on protecting your teeth and supporting your overall well-being. Dental hygiene is the cornerstone of maintaining a radiant smile, maintaining good health and preventing disease.
WHAT IS ORAL HYGIENE?
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth clean and disease-free. It means brushing and flossing teeth at least twice daily to remove food debris and dental plaque, a colorless film of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. We recommend dental office visits twice a year for doctor exams and professional cleanings with our dedicated team of skilled hygienists.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ORAL HYGIENE
Your smile is more than just a reflection of your personality – it’s a window into your overall health. Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, gum disease, tooth loss and many other serious health concerns. As the gateway to the body, the mouth can also provide early insight into other health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
OUR COMMITMENT TO PATIENTS
Our experienced team of compassionate dental professionals is committed to providing personalized care that meets your unique needs. We strive to create a warm, comfortable and friendly environment. Our hygienists are trained in the latest tooth-cleaning techniques to meet the diverse levels of individual oral health. Our doctors offer comprehensive treatment planning and care designed to address every aspect of your oral health.
WHAT SETS US APART
Our goal is to deliver the highest standard of dental care. We prioritize patient education. We want you to have the knowledge and guidance to maintain optimal oral health between visits. Our team takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
From routine cleanings to advanced treatments, our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering excellence in dental care. Your comfort is paramount, and we strive to make every visit a positive and stress-free experience.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY ORAL HEALTH?
To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene daily.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, including before bedtime.
Brush for at least two minutes, covering all tooth surfaces with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste.
Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between teeth.
Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary food and drinks.
Drink plenty of water to help maintain saliva production, which aids in preventing tooth decay.
Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings. Professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing may miss.
Avoid tobacco use.
Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports to prevent dental injuries.
Try to manage stress, which can contribute to teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
“O'Kane and Monssen Family Dentistry is the best dental clinic I've ever experienced. The dentists and the staff are friendly, kind, and caring. They provide the highest quality care.”
-- Karen B.
FLOSS, FLOSS, FLOSS
Use 12-16” of floss
Leave 2" between
Curve floss into a "C"
shape around each tooth and under gumline
Move floss up and
down to clean sides