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Maintaining a healthy smile depends on what happens between your visits with us. Anyone committed to carving out a few minutes each day can establish good home care habits. Like regular exercise, consistency is the key to building a healthy habit. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing once daily is standard for ideal home care. With so many products on the market today, it can be confusing to sort them out alone. Your hygienist can help you narrow down the endless options and form a home care plan that fits your personal needs. Will an electric toothbrush help you keep your mouth cleaner between professional visits? Based on your unique chemistry, would a prescription toothpaste help reduce plaque? Many factors fit into a plan to maximize your time and effort to keep your smile healthy. Some patients considered high-risk for dental problems benefit from even more customized routines. Simple, inexpensive substitutions can dramatically reduce the risk and symptoms of periodontal disease. For example, Xylitol, when used in the right dosages, can minimize cavities in children and adults.
‘‘My review is based on a teeth cleaning experience, I was welcomed to the facility with appropriate COVID-19 measures and once in the facility everyone at the front desk area greeted me making me feel even more welcomed. Also, they are very professional and council you and make recommendations to you on general dental care. During my teeth cleaning I felt the most comfort with awesome vibrating chairs and television screen on the ceiling, made me feel as if I was getting my teeth cleansed at home. Keep up the good work! NTFCD has earned my business.’’
Mauricio Hernandez


Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque. Visit your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no natural teeth or have dentures. Do not use any tobacco products.
Put a small amount of baking soda on your toothbrush (around a tablespoon is fine), and then wet the toothbrush. Brush your teeth like you normally would with toothpaste and then rinse. You can also replace a little bit of the baking soda with a pinch of salt and follow the same instructions.
Brushing with an ADA approved toothpaste is the best way of breaking down plaque, clearing away debris, and killing harmful bacteria all at once. Regular brushing, at least twice a day as recommended, is necessary to maintain your teeth’s cleanliness. Overall, brushing is the most essential method of oral hygiene.
Using a hand-held metal scaler (a device with a hook-like end), your dentist or dental hygienist will scrape away tartar. If you have an excessive amount of tartar that has caused gum disease, your dentist may recommend a deep cleaning that involves scaling and root planing.


A healthy smile is a beautiful smile.