by  Dr. Lauren Friedman, DDS  310-418-7788



A Soft Bristle Toothbrush or an Electric Toothbrush (OralB) is to be used at least Twice a day.  Make small Circular Motions. Try brushing your Tongue.



A Fluoride Toothpaste is best for reducing the number of cavities. For those who have Sensitive teeth and roots, use DENQUEL, PROMISE, or SENSODYNE toothpasteAfter 4 to 6 weeks, you should see a decrease in sensitivity.  A Tarter Control Toothpaste is also effective.



Most Mouthwashes on the market are quite good. The newer Fluoride Mouth Rinses will help reduce tooth decay. Try FLUORIGARD or ACT.



Used once a day, this will be the most effective in keeping your teeth and gums in the best of health. Usually a piece about 12 inches wrapped around the fingers, or tied in a loop with a knot holding the two ends will be very easy to use. Be sure to clean between all your teeth. Being systematic makes it faster and easier. If recommended, use a PROXABRUSH.



Decreasing the amount of Sugar, Sweets, and Carbohydrates eaten daily will give the bacteria on the teeth and gums less food. And cleaning your teeth regularly will keep the bacteria to a minimum. If you have sweets, it's a good idea to rinse your mouth with water afterwards.




Your regular Twice-A-Year check-up for a Full Mouth Oral Exam, Periodontal/Gum Exam, and Teeth Cleaning will help you keep your teeth healthy for a long time.



The same bacteria that causes tooth decay also causes Periodontal Gum Disease (Pyorrhea). In addition, people over thirty years old start showing signs of Gum Recession, Bone Loss, and Mobile Teeth. It is a fact that adults lose more teeth from periodontal disease than from tooth decay. By using good oral hygiene techniques, you'll be able to significantly reduce bone loss and tooth decay.


With best wishes for your Dental Health,



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