Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208

Brushing and Flossing Procedures  

Routine home care is very important. Each one of us has the job of maintaining our mouths and teeth to help keep us in good health. Ideally, you should brush and floss in the morning, after each meal and snack during the day, and before you go to bed each night in order to reduce the decay and gum disease causing bacteria in the mouth.

Brushing and Flossing
Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily are important. These actions remove the sticky plaque that accumulates on our teeth. If the plaque is not removed it becomes the perfect place for bacteria to gather and begin the decay process. Flossing helps to remove any food that becomes trapped between teeth and at the gum line.

There are many types of toothbrushes on the market. It is generally recommended that you use a soft bristle brush at a 45 angle to your teeth, brushing in the direction that the teeth grow, that is: from the gum down for top teeth and from the gum up on the bottom teeth front and back, and at a horizontal angle on the biting surfaces on the molars. Floss comes in many varieties, waxed, un-waxed, tape, and in many flavors, etc. Ask your dentist which type is recommended for you.

Fluoride Rinses and Mouthwash
Some dentists recommend fluoride rinses or special mouthwash for their patients. You may want to check with your dentist to see what is recommended for patients who live in your area. If you live in an area that fluoride added to your municipal drinking water system, you will receive extra protection against tooth decay.

When you go to the store to pick out toothpaste, you will be surprised at the variety of choices and flavors. Toothpastes have been formulated to eliminate decay, strengthen teeth, reduce tartar, whiten teeth, freshen breath, and eliminate tooth sensitivity. They are available in all forms: pastes, gels, drops and powders and in every color and flavor imaginable. Ask you dentist what type he or she recommends.


Brushing and Flossing Procedures  
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.

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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.