Brushing & Flossing

Adults should brush their teeth after every meal, or at least three times daily, and they should floss once every day.  The reality is that many people have schedules that are too busy to permit brushing three times a day, but all children over three years of age and all adults should brush at least twice a day and floss once, at the very least.

For detailed instructions on how to most effectively brush one’s teeth, it is best to consult with a dentist or dental hygienist.  Still, the following guidelines are a good start.  It is generally recommended that adults use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride.  Brush with moderate pressure, in a circular motion to remove the most plaque.  Brushing too softly may allow plaque to remain on or between the teeth, while brushing too hard can damage gum tissues.  It is recommended that people brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes to ensure optimal cleanliness and plaque removal.

Flossing in between the teeth and at the gum line is essential to avoiding gum disease, which can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss.  Most people do not realize that up to 75 percent of the population suffers from gum disease, and that gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults.  Furthermore, recent studies have determined a correlation between gum disease and heart disease and stroke.  For optimal health, it is essential that all adults floss their teeth at least once a day.  For proper flossing techniques, consult with a general dentist or dental hygienist.

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Fabulous Dentist. Dr. Sidhu has been working on my teeth for the past year, fixing, adding veneers and implants and now I can smile again. Great staff also.

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I have horrible teeth and have been around the block and back with dentists, trying many offices around Los Angeles and San Diego. Dentists come a dime a dozen but I try to avoid doing the trial and error thing with my teeth!

Dr. Jessy was highly recommended by a friend of mine so I went to see him for a consultation. First impressions are everything for me - beginning with how my first phone call is handled, stepping into the office for the first time, the front office staff, etc. Everyone I encountered was professional and courteous. When I had my consult with Dr. Jessy he was personable and professional but most importantly, I could tell he was experienced and knowledgeable.

Over the past two weeks I had 11 teeth worked on and I was really surprised by how gentle the process was. I'm accustomed to experiencing significant pain at the dentist and this was not the case at all. I definitely have confidence in Dr. Jessy and his office and highly recommend them!

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posted 10 months ago

Great staff, especially Carolee! Very professional office and Dr. Sidhu is very friendly and a wonderful doctor.