Oral Hygiene

Teaching You to Take Care of Your Teeth

The dentists at Complete Dental Care, doctors Jackson Bean, DDS and William Knoderer, DDS are passionate about your oral health. We want you to have a beautiful smile, strong teeth, and healthy gums, because we know that oral health is essential to whole body health.

Visit us twice a year for regular check-ups, and let us prevent dental problems.  You can call us at (903) 771-2888 and book an appointment.  In between appointments, take precautions to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Floss or Use a Water Pic

Many people shun flossing because it’s a pain, but it’s essential for strong teeth and healthy gums. There are many types of floss on the market to make it easier. Try different varieties until you find one that you’re willing to use. A water pic can also help you get teeth clean, and the cold water may feel better than floss if you’re prone to sore gums. We like the Air Flosser™ by Sonicare®, and recommend using a Sonicare® toothbrush as well.

Fluoride Varnish

As your oral health allies, fluoride is one of our greatest assets in preventing and reducing your risk for decay. If you have a restoration like a crown or veneers, fluoride helps protect the cement seal to ensure  your dental work lasts for as long as possible. Fluoride varnish hardens, strengthens, and fortifies the surfaces of the teeth, especially in areas where the root surfaces may be exposed from brushing too hard, acidic drinks, or gum recession.

CariFree®

No matter how much you brush and floss, some patients are still prone to tooth decay. If good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are not enough to keep decay at bay, you may benefit from CariFree’s line of specialty products you can only find at your dentist’s office. CariFree® offers a whole line of products from toothpastes, to rinses, even chewing gum containing xylitol, fluoride, and other ingredients that help balance the pH of your mouth and prevent decay.

Protect Your Teeth

It can be tempting to use your teeth for things they weren’t intended for – removing tags from clothes, opening packaging, or chewing nails. Don’t abuse your teeth. Take the time to grab a pair of scissors, and protect your smile and your future health.

If you participate in sports, invest in a mouth guard to avoid injuries. If you find yourself grinding your teeth or have jaw pain, see us as soon as possible. We can help you prevent damage and preserve your smile.  After all, we’re your Greenville dentist for oral hygiene and oral health.