Premier Dental of Connecticut in Fairfield
1700 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Oral Hygiene in Fairfield, CT

The difference between a healthy, sparkling smile and serious dental problems comes down to your oral hygiene. You need to maintain proper dental hygiene through both daily at-home dental care and professional dental treatment from our highly-skilled dentists on a regular basis. Discover how healthy oral care can protect your dental health.

Why Is Oral Hygiene Essential to Your Dental Health?

Many people don’t realize the importance of dental hygiene and the major difference it makes in the health of your teeth and gums. Oral hygiene practices protect your teeth and gums from the buildup of plaque and tartar that over time can progress into tooth decay, gum disease, and ongoing bad breath. But an oral care routine based on daily brushing and flossing, plus regular dental visits, can keep your smile healthy, strong, and bright.

Which Oral Hygiene Instructions Should You Practice For A Healthy Smile?

The way you clean and care for your teeth greatly affects your dental health. Our knowledgeable dentists recommend the following oral hygiene tips to keep your smile at its best:

  • Brush your teeth after meals and snacks, as well as in the morning and at night
  • Select a softer-bristled toothbrush for overall enamel protection
  • For added enamel care, use a toothpaste with fluoride
  • Floss at least one time every day to remove hidden plaque and particles
  • Make regular appointments with a dentist for teeth cleanings and dental examinations
  • Stop smoking
  • Don’t use any form of tobacco products
  • Consume fewer sweetened foods and drinks

Use these dental hygiene tips to decrease your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, foul breath, and other dental concerns.

How Can You Completely Protect the Health of Your Teeth and Gums?

At-home dental care is part of a healthy smile, but it’s also vital to make regular appointments with a dentist experienced in oral hygiene in Fairfield. Professional dental care provides the advanced treatment you need to completely protect you from dental decay and disease. Plus, good oral health is also good for your entire body because it decreases your risk for serious infections and other medical problems. Please call our practice to make an appointment today.

What Should You Do to Establish Good Dental Hygiene in Your Child?

Many parents don’t realize that they need to start developing proper dental hygiene habits with their child by the time they are one year old. Yes, you need to take your child to a dentist for a thorough examination no later than his or her first birthday and then continue with regular dentist visits throughout childhood for cleanings, checkups, and treatment. You can increase your child’s interest in dental care and willingness to see the dentist with a few simple tricks: such as making brushing into a fun activity and promising healthy rewards for pleasant dental appointments. For more ideas on improving your child’s dental experience, call our office today.

How Should You Clean and Care for Your Teeth at Home?

Just as important as getting regular professional dental treatment is maintaining a proper dental hygiene routine at home. Your at-home oral hygiene regimen should include brushing after meals, when you get up, and before you go to sleep. Get a toothpaste with gentle bristles that’s small enough to reach all of your teeth, as well as a toothpaste containing fluoride. Lastly, you also need to floss thoroughly every day to remove hidden dental debris and plaque. If you have questions about practicing proper dental hygiene at home, feel free to call us for friendly advice.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Best in the business. I was referred to this dentistry by a co worker and have never looked back. The staff is very friendly and professional. My teeth cleanings are very quick and convenient. The […]
Alfred A.
Great staff, friendly and helpful. Caring doctors and most of all, gentle hygienists. I actually look forward to my next visits.
Nani T.
I love coming here! The Dental Hygienist Marissa is so sweet and so gentle! She goes out of her way for her patients and has helped me so much! I don’t know what I would do with out her!
Lauren H.
I’m always satisfied when I leave the office and appreciate the vast knowledge that the dentists and hygienists have. I was especially impressed by one of their hygienists: Kelsey. She was able […]
John M.
I love this place especially Marissa Chiappone who has always been very pleasant and easy to talk to. By far the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had.
Luigi V.
staff was helpful, felt very welcomed and comfortable, wait was short.
Richard R.
This has to be one of the premier dental offices in Connecticut and the staff is top flight. I recently had my teeth cleaned by one of their hygienists, Marissa, who is funny, witty, and smart, she […]
Mario L.
I love coming to this office, all the doctors, hygienists and front desk are all very friendly and professional.
Larissa S.
Excellent Service, top notch employees, would recommend to anyone!
Michael L.
I had an accident and chipped my bottom front tooth, scheduled an appointment with Dr. Putnam and he put a bonding on my tooth. He did such a great job my tooth looks so natural, I was very pleased. […]
Angelica G.
Lovely environment in the heart of Fairfield. The front desk was exceptional and were so attentive from right when I walked in to right when I left. I’ve seen Marissa and Maggie during my […]
Frank A.
My experience was beyond excellent and I felt truly welcomed. My hygienist Marissa was extremely friendly with a bubbly personality and a beautiful smile! Super knowledgeable staff and quick to […]
Jessica R.
The staff and doctors are very friendly and always welcoming. Its always a pleasure talking with Sonia when I call to schedule my dental appointments. Keep up the great work.
Victor F.
Excellent service from start to finish. Front desk staff is pleasant and accommodating. I came in for a cleaning with Nina, who is always energetic and friendly—makes you feel like you’re at […]
Kristen S.
I recently had my dental cleaning with Marissa and I must say it was such a smooth excellent job I couldn’t rave more about my experience , I would definitely recommend this office!
Dan S.
I was referred to this office by a co-worker and I must say they are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My hygienist was absolutely the best , I highly recommend going here.
Robert A.
My experience at this office was splendid , my hygienist Marissa was so nice and helpful with Any question I’ve had. I’ve always been afraid of the dentist but she completely changed my outlook […]
Adam M.
Great place nice people
Joe B.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Phone: (203) 745-2082
Fax: (203) 259-5851
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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