Whether you use a power or manual toothbrush or interdental brush; rubber tip or dental floss, or water pik; mouthrinse, each of these oral hygiene products have instructions to follow for the best results.
If you see pink…go to the sink!
All of our patients at Orthodontics on Silver Lake (OSL) in Dover,DE share one common goal: “White, straight teeth”
And all of us at OSL love helping our patients get there.
Optimum Results=Plaque-free teeth, non-bleeding gums, and fresh breath
Poor Results=Plaque and food particles left on the teeth and surface of your tongue. The bacteria in your mouth then break down the food particles, releasing chemicals that have a strong odor leading to bad breath.
One way to check that your oral hygiene efforts are working is to use a pink disclosing tablet after brushing and flossing. This tablet produces a harmless pink stain that clings to plaque, the film of bacteria that is always forming on the teeth and gums. It is a built in check for the user to see where he/she missed brushing. If you see pink…go to the sink, and brush off the plaque to reveal your clean teeth.
If Dr. Steckel recommends a mouth rinse for you, then it’s best used after your teeth are completely clean.
Any questions? Call us at (302)672-7776 to speak with Anna or Annabel to take the first step to your “White, straight teeth”
Ref: JADA, Vol 135, December 2004