Tobin Dental News

The Hygienist Lends a Hand

added on: June 20, 2013 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

During a regular checkup, the hygienist can often tell whether you are right- handed or left-handed simply by identifying the location of plaque build-up on your teeth. Depending on which hand you use to brush your teeth, some areas are likely to be brushed more rigorously than others. In addition, most people tend to brush the outer surfaces of their teeth more completely than the inner (lingual) sides. As a result, the inside surface of the lower front teeth are ones the accumulate the most plaque and tartar, The gums in these area are more likely to be susceptible to gum disease. To counter this problem, it is suggested that the insides of the lower front teeth be brushed first.

Our dental hygienist work diligently to improve the health of your teeth and gums through advanced dentistry. For more information about our dental services, we invite you to call us today. We would like to increase dental awareness and stress the importance of regular preventive dental care. It’s never too late to start good oral hygiene. Remember that nothing is more economical than regular dental checkups. For gentle compassionate dental care, call us to schedule an appointment. We provide comprehensive care, prevention, and maintenance for a lifetime of smiles. Our welcoming and modern dental office in Garden City focuses on each individual patient, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence. offer a complete selection of procedures, from simple whitening to total smile makeovers. We can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show.

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