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Dental Hygiene

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Dental heath directly affects the body's overall health. Proper at-home oral care including brushing, flossing, and rinsing can greatly reduce a person's risk for dental ailments. At Greater Long Island Dental, our team educates patients on proper at-home care techniques and offers preventive services to stop potential problems in their tracks.

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Oral wellness is keeping your mouth in a condition that affects the rest of your body. Your whole body is related, and if your mouth is not healthy, the rest of your body can't be healthy. Oral hygiene is definitely one of the foundations of oral health. We teach people how to brush properly. We teach people how to floss properly. The benefit of knowing how to take care of your teeth and how to have healthy gums is so that you can maintain your teeth for a lifetime. At Greater Long Island, we have a strong periodontal program. Our hygienists are always going to continue education to learn the latest techniques in taking care of their teeth. It's really important to have good hygiene habits. You need to brush your teeth at least two times a day, and the reason why we say two times a day because it's known how long it takes for bacterial plaque to stick to teeth. You also need to floss at least one time a day. One of the things that people should avoid is not having proper nutrition. The number of times during the day they eat carbohydrates or sweets is very, very important. The other thing they should try to avoid is grinding your teeth. Many people have habits where they are clenching or grinding their teeth, and at Greater Long Island, we can fabricate different types of guards or behavior modification devices to help them not do that. One of the ways you can learn more about keeping your teeth healthy is to look at our website. We also provide our hygienists to coach people, so that if you wanted to come in and have an appointment and a discussion on how to take care of your teeth, we would be happy to provide that.

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Massapequa Office

101 New York Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758

Open Today 9:00am - 7:00pm

All Hours Directions (516) 468-7103

Massapequa Office

101 New York Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758

Open Today 9:00am - 7:00pm

All Hours Directions (516) 468-7103