If your smile isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to us!
70% of your oral health success depends on what you do at home. Make it count.
We go a step beyond showing you how to remove the infectious plaque on your teeth. Our team will work one on one with you because we have found that about 90% of people do not know how to brush and floss effectively.
SmileDash PatientPortal provides you 24/7 secure online access to your account information. With the ability to request appointments, view current charges, access procedure history and review insurance information online, you will now be able to get your information anytime and on your schedule.
Proper brushing takes two minutes - only 120 seconds!
Proper Brushing and Flossing
What Is the Right Way to Brush?
Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:
Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you've had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.
Four Key Elements Of Proper Flossing
Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach. But to truly reap the benefits, you need to use proper flossing technique.
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association explains the key elements of proper flossing technique in four simple steps:
Wind: Wind 18 inches of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving a one- to two-inch length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.
Guide: Keep a one- to two-inch length of floss taut between fingers. Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.
Glide: Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. Do not snap floss between your teeth. Contour floss around the side of the tooth.
Slide: Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line. Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.
Toothbrushes and Floss
Choosing the correct toothbrush and floss is more important than people think...
POH Floss and Brushes
Rotadent is a professionally recommended homecare instrument for disease control, and can help make your homecare routine more effective.
Understanding your oral health
No two mouths are created equal, meaning that you need a homecare
instrument that conforms to your teeth and meets your needs.
Nearly 75% of adults have some form of perio disease. Brushing and flossing helps control bacteria levels and prevent disease.
Clinically proven to be as effective as manual brushing and flossing
Removes 92% of plaque in one minute
Without proper care, patients can develop gum disease and decalcification.
Reduces decalcification during ortho treatment
Unique brush head design effectively reaches around brackets
Cosmetic/ Restorative Dentistry
Some toothbrushes cause microscopic grooves on implants, creating a place for bacteria to build up.
Clinically proven to be safe for use on restorative and cosmetic work including crowns, bridges and implants
It’s simple. Let Rotadent® do the work for you
Rotadent’s unique brush head design means that all you have to do is guide the brush along your teeth – let it do the work.
Choose your brush head.
Your dental professional can help you determine which brush head is right for your oral health needs.
Keep the MicroAccess filaments working
Because the MicroAccess filaments are so thin and dense, toothpaste may be too heavy and thick. It’s recommended that you use gel-based toothpaste, mouthwash, or even just water.
Rotadent will feel different!
And that’s normal. You may experience a mild tickling sensation – this means the MicroAccess filaments are reaching areas other brushes haven’t. This will go away within a week or two.
Use “M” and “W” motions.
Guide the brush tip along your top teeth using “M” motions, and along the bottom teeth using “W” motions.
Rotadent has Clean and Gentle speed modes, auto-shutoff at 2.5 minutes, and a 4-year warranty. The all-inclusive travel case also means that you never have to leave home without it.
It's all about balance. pH balance. CloSYS Oral Health products are sulfate free, alcohol free, and pH balanced. Great for sensitive mouths.
CloSYS Oral Health Products
What makes CloSYS® Oral Health products different?
CloSYS® attacks bacteria that cause plaque build-up without killing healthy bacteria important to digestion and a healthy mouth.
CloSYS® promotes healing and does not harm cells or the functions associated with healthy tissue.
CloSYS® products are free of sulfates and other harsh chemicals linked to canker sore growth.
CloSYS® products are pH balanced to reduce acid levels in the mouth that are harmful to teeth enamel and increase the potential for germ growth.
CloSYS® toothpastes are one of the lowest in abrasivity on the market making it ideal for sensitive teeth.
CloSYS® Oral Health Rinse is non-burning, non-staining & alcohol-free
“People who keep their teeth live an average of ten years longer than people who lose their teeth”
Tooth decay is an epidemic, and it is increasing in all age groups. LDW is proud to be doing something about it.
Carifree Dental Hygiene Products
There are five treatment agents prescribed for managing the disease that causes cavities. Each CariFree product is designed to provide the specific agents necessary as per each individual patient’s caries risk. The higher the patient’s risk, the higher the recommended level of exposure to the five principle treatment agents.
pH Neutralization: Reduces growth and acid production of cariogenic bacteria, supports healthy oral bacteria growth.
Antibacterial: Significantly reduced total bacteria levels when high levels are identified.
Flouride: Aids in remineralization and inhibits acid production of cariogenic bacteria.
Xylitol: Reduces growth and acid production of cariogenic bacteria.
Nano HA: Aids in remineralization with nano particles of hydroxyapatite.
What's the Truth?
Cavities are caused by an imbalance between risk factors for the disease and protective factors keeping you healthy.
Why Should I Care?
Based on your assessment and balance, Lumbertown Dental Wellness may recommend a grouping of products (kit) appropriate for your level of risk. Other protective factors may include the modification of risk factors, an effective diet, and regular check-ups.
Along with brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dentist, the Hydrofloss® oral irrigator will assist you in your oral health.
Hydrofloss® Oral Irrigator
What is an oral irrigator?
The concept of oral irrigators is to shoot a stream of pulsating water out of a nozzle or tip. Irrigators are effective at removing food debris, germs, and bacteria which remain in areas that cannot be properly cleaned by brushing and flossing alone.
What is the difference in the Hydrofloss® and another oral irrigator?
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (May 1993; 20: 314-317) titled "The Effect of Oral Irrigation with a Magnetic Treatment Device on Plaque and Calculus," the group using an irrigator with a magnetic device showed a 44% greater reduction in calculus volume and a 42% greater reduction in area over the group using an unmagnetized irrigator. Exactly what does that mean? It means that when tested against an unmagnetized irrigator, the HydroFloss® is almost twice as effective.
Does it work like other oral irrigators?
All irrigators function similiarly. However, HydrFloss® will massage and caress your gums with a gentle pulsating stream of water. It will help or aid in controlling the formation of plaque and calculus, and will remove deposits and slightly below the gum line. It removes food debris, germs, and bacteria from those hard to reach places leaving your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Best of all, the HydroFloss® is almost twice as effective.
But I just bought a super sonic electric toothbrush, do I still need a HydroFloss®?
Yes! As good as some electric toothbrushes may be, they are still toothbrushes. They may clean the areas that they can reach much better than manual brushes, however, there are areas on the teeth which no toothbrush, manual or electric, can clean. These are the areas most likely to cause problems.
Where can I get a HydroFloss®?
HydroFloss® is available at Lumbertown Dental Wellness.