Oral Hygiene Instructions


 

Proper oral hygiene is vital in maintaining your teeth and healthy gums. The best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is by properly brushing and flossing daily.

How to brush

Position a soft bristle toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the toothbrush in a circular motion several times over each tooth using small, gentle strokes. Light pressure should be used, but never so much as to cause discomfort. Do this on the outside and inside surfaces of both the upper and lower teeth.

To clean the biting or chewing surfaces of the teeth, use short, gentle strokes watching in the mirror that you are cleaning each and every surface.  Rinse vigorously after brushing to remove any loosened plaque from your mouth.

How to Floss

Use a piece of floss approximately 18 inches long. Waxed floss is generally easier to pass between your teeth. Lightly wrap most of the length of floss around the middle finger of one hand and wrap the remaining floss on the middle finger of the other hand. Hold the floss tightly between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. Gently insert the floss between the teeth using a back and forth motion. Do not force or snap the floss into place. Gently bring the floss to the gum line then curve the floss into a C-shape in order to “hug” the tooth. Slide the floss into the space below the gum next to the tooth until you feel light resistance and move the floss up and down the side of the tooth multiple times. Remember, the adjacent tooth also needs to be cleaned, so switch the direction of the C and clean the other side.  As the floss become soiled, turn the floss from one hand to the other in order to get a clean piece.

Do not be alarmed if for the first week of flossing, your gums bleed or are even a little sore. As you continue to floss daily and remove the plaque your gums will strengthen and heal and the bleeding should stop. If bleeding and pain continues, please contact the office.

If you have any questions regarding proper brushing and flossing techniques, please call the office and we will be happy to help.

Jessica A. Pandich, DDS

Prosthodontist & General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Jessica A.Pandich, DDS, has built a career around providing patients with the highest quality dental care, with a focus on compassionate, individualized service. She began her education at SUNY Binghamton, earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Studio Art. She went on to earn her DDS from the New York College of Dentistry before completing a one-year general practice residency and 3-year prosthodontic residency at the Manhattan VA hospital.

Now in private practice at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York, Dr. Jessica A. Pandich is proud to be the chosen dental care provider for many patients in and around Midtown Manhattan, near Bryant Park and Grand Central in New York City, and understands the trust placed into her hands when patients seek out her care. She believes that education is a lifelong process, and is committed to remaining grounded in the academic side of dentistry. To that end, she seeks continuing education in various aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry and works as an Associate Professor in the Implant and Periodontal Department of NYU College of Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Pandich enjoys spending time with her 2 young children and husband, skiing and painting.

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a dental specialist, recognized by the American Dental Association, who focuses on cosmetics and functional reconstruction and/or replacement of missing, broken or discolored teeth and tissues with natural-looking substitutes such as crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and implant prostheses.

After the completion of dental school, prosthodontists undergo three additional years of rigorous specialized training. This training gives prosthodontists the expertise required to understand smile dynamics, the ability to preserve and recreate a healthy mouth and the extensive laboratory skills in order to expertly handle the materials used to restore and replace teeth.

A prosthodontist is dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth.

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Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York

Jessica A.Pandich, DDS, has built a career around providing patients with the highest quality dental care, with a focus on compassionate, individualized service. She began her education at SUNY Binghamton, earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Studio Art. She went on to earn her DDS from the New York College of Dentistry before completing a one-year general practice residency and 3-year prosthodontic residency at the Manhattan VA hospital.

Now in private practice at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York, Dr. Jessica A. Pandich is proud to be the chosen dental care provider for many patients in and around Midtown Manhattan, near Bryant Park and Grand Central in New York City, and understands the trust placed into her hands when patients seek out her care. She believes that education is a lifelong process, and is committed to remaining grounded in the academic side of dentistry. To that end, she seeks continuing education in various aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry and works as an Associate Professor in the Implant and Periodontal Department of NYU College of Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Pandich enjoys spending time with her 2 young children and husband, skiing and painting.

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a dental specialist, recognized by the American Dental Association, who focuses on cosmetics and functional reconstruction and/or replacement of missing, broken or discolored teeth and tissues with natural-looking substitutes such as crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and implant prostheses.

After the completion of dental school, prosthodontists undergo three additional years of rigorous specialized training. This training gives prosthodontists the expertise required to understand smile dynamics, the ability to preserve and recreate a healthy mouth and the extensive laboratory skills in order to expertly handle the materials used to restore and replace teeth.

A prosthodontist is dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth.


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