A good oral hygiene routine at home is essential to maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile. Using oral hygiene aids in your at-home dental care can help to keep your teeth and gums in good condition. Stephens City Family Dentistry has provided this page of information about oral hygiene aids in Stephens City, Virginia. For more information, and to make an appointment with our caring dentists, please contact our office at 540-869-2600.

Some of the most common oral hygiene aids used in at-home dental care include:

  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Mouth rinses
  • Oral irrigators (such as Water Jets and Waterpiks) – Devices to clean debris from below the gum line through continuous streams of water. This is a highly effective tool is lowering your risk of gum disease.
  • Rubber tip stimulators – A tool for tracing the outer and inner gum line each day to remove plaque and stimulate blood flow to the gums.
  • Tongue cleaners – Special devices designed to remove the buildup of bacteria, fungi, and food debris from the surface of your tongue. If you use this device, use it before your brush to avoid ingesting any of the fungi or bacteria on your tongue.
  • Interdental brushes – Tiny brushes designed to be gentle on the gums and clean the contours of your teeth between the gums.

Please contact our practice to learn more about oral hygiene aids and set up your appointment with Dr. Taliaferro and Dr. Lim.