knowledge for peace of mind

Would you like to improve your oral hygiene practice?

We offer proper dental hygiene instructions to make sure you’re taking care of yourself in the best way possible…

what is oral hygiene instruction?

We have a commitment to promote optimal oral health for our patients so we have a strong focus on oral hygiene instruction. We understand each patient is unique and deserves their own personalized hygiene instruction that works for them. This allows us to educate patients on the best methods to improve areas of their mouth that require a bit more attention, and keep their mouths clean and healthy. 


you might receive dental hygiene instructions…

Proper oral hygiene at home is important, but even with your best efforts, there might be areas we can help you improve!


  • you visit our office for a cleaning
  • you have dexterity  limitations
  • you find it difficult to brush or floss certain areas

what to expect with oral hygiene instructions

At your visit

  • Instruction on recommended oral hygiene methods
  • Review of brushing and flossing techniques
  • Waterpik method/technique
  • How to use a tongue scraper
  • Oral hygiene product reviews on items such as toothpaste, saliva substitutes, floss, electric toothbrush etc
  • Practice the brushing and flossing methods with a hygienist

Tips & advice from Dr. Silverman:

Floss the teeth you want to keep.

Flossing requires more than just passing it through the space between your teeth. Once you pass the floss between where your teeth contact, it’s important to then hug the floss around one of the teeth and advance it under the gumline.  Then hug the floss to the other tooth and advance it under the gumline.  It’s 3 steps! Floss contact, hug one tooth, then hug other tooth!

For more advice, visit our faq page