Your regular maintenance program

Dr Pastorino implements a regular maintenance program that is prescribed for each individual according to their needs. If followed it should ensure long term gum health and maintenance of your new bright health smile.

In general however, four components to daily dental hygiene are the same for each and every one of us:

  • Brush: patients should brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes at least twice a day to reduce plaque build-up and its associated diseases, such as gingivitis.
  • Floss: patients should floss daily under the gum line and between teeth to clean areas of the mouth that brushing alone cannot accomplish
  • Rinse: patients should rinse their mouths with an anti-microbial mouth rinse each day to kill bacteria that are not located around the teeth (the site of brushing and flossing)
  • Chew: patients should chew sugar-free gum after eating. This has been clinically proven to be an important part of good oral health.

Incorporating these habits into your daily routine will help preserve the vibrancy of cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening. By taking care of the basics now, patients will reduce the need for future medical and cosmetic procedures.