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The Vartanian Dental Group of Mission Viejo recommends a three step process that you can do at home to reduce gingivitis, gum bleeding and plaque. The first step is brushing your teeth. How to brush your teeth properly and what instruments you can use at home for better oral hygiene. The Phillips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Toothbrush is one of the best electronic toothbrushes on the market and the Vartanian Dental Group recommends this product to their patients because it is proven to reduce gingivitis, reduce gum bleeding and reduce plaque by significant amounts. Use the 2 minute timer, set it for 30 seconds for each part of the quadrant (upper right, upper left, bottom right, bottom left of the mouth). You can set it to two different modes (normal, soft brushing and the 3rd feature, a massage (for the gums). The battery life lasts about a week and half without charging, so it works great for traveling too. It comes with a travel case (holds toothbrush and 2 extra brush heads) A fancy version of a toothbrush but worth the money.


It is our goal at The Vartanian Dental Group to provide the best possible oral care to our patients and we believe that using the Phillips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Toothbrush between visits will help you to have healthy teeth and gums. Regular office visits for teeth cleaning at the dentist office are a necessity for everyone to ensure proper oral health. Ensure your next visit is simple by taking care of your dental hygiene at home with these three simple steps.


The second step in reducing gingivitis, gum bleeding and plaque is to floss at home. If you are like me, flossing regularly, is extremely important to healthy gums. Don’t be afraid to get in there and really clean those teeth with floss. Use a C shape motion up and down and back and forth to clean all the food out of the hard to reach places. A good rule of thumb is to always, brush and floss.


Lastly, The Vartanian Dental Group recommends a water pick. A water pick is great for those who regularly get food stuck in their teeth and gums. It is also great for people who sometimes forget to floss or for those who aren’t flossing as vigorously as they should. Here is a good test. If you brush your teeth and then floss, yet you still rinse and see debris in the rinse, then that means there are more particles stuck up in the deep, hard to reach areas. A water pick works great for cleaning those hard to clean areas.


Here is my story. I came into the dental office and I had been lazy when it comes to flossing, so I had some gum damage and bleeding going on. I was politely told I needed to do a better job at flossing. They took the time to ensure I knew the proper motion and recommended to get the floss into the gum as high as it will go without forcing it. I was given a demonstration to ensure I really knew the proper technique. I was also recommended a water pick, so I bought one and used it for the first time. It felt really weird at first and it actually took me two weeks to get used to the feeling. Once I started using it regularly, I would brush, and more food debris would be in the rinse. Then I would floss, and yet still more debris in my rinse, then I used the water pick, and yet even more, smaller particles were found in the rinse. This is when I was convinced that I needed this three step process. I feel really good when I use this three step process, knowing that I am doing everything I can to ensure a healthy mouth of teeth and gums. Try this for yourself and see if you continue to clean out more and more debris like I did. Trust me, Dr. Vartanian and his staff will be very proud of you on your next visit.


If you are looking for the best Dentist in Orange County, look no further than Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo, Ca. They have patients coming from Ladera Ranch, Irvine, Lake Forrest, Laguna Hills, San Clemente and even further away. Come see why this dentist office in Mission Viejo is the best! Visit our website at or call to schedule your next appointment 949-586-5669 and experience the difference…