preventive care

Preventive Care

Preventive care is an important part of dental care at the office of our San Francisco general dentistry expert. At routine checkups, our dentist may recommend a variety of procedures that help prevent oral health problems. For example, fluoride application can strengthen teeth and reduce risks of decay. Scaling and root planing can be used to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, decreasing levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the process. Sealants may also be recommended to guard vulnerable areas of the teeth against erosion and decay.

Daily brushing and flossing are essential parts of any plan to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but patients should also visit our dentist as often as recommended for prevention and restoration of oral health problems. Cutting-edge equipment, compassionate staff and the latest dental techniques support the effectiveness of our general dentistry services. To learn more, patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Amini and associates, our dentists in San Francisco.

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Brushing Instructions
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    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

 

Flossing Instructions
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    Flossing: Step 1

    Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

 

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