• Ellettsville & Bloomington Dental Hygiene

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    It’s a fact, good health starts with good oral health, and good oral health starts with good oral hygiene

  • There’s no shortcut to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. It takes a daily commitment to brushing and flossing properly, and a twice-yearly commitment to visiting us for a thorough dental checkup and cleaning. We are dedicated to helping you successfully fight off dental decay and disease with comprehensive dental hygiene appointments and diagnostic services. Choose Ellettsville Dental Center in Bloomington Indiana for your family’s preventive dental services, including periodontal disease detection and treatment. Schedule the dental hygiene appointment you need to stay healthy with us today. Dr. David C. Compton, Dr. Thomas H. Kapczynski, Dr. Todd E. Stipp and Dr. Kim Ellis are experienced family dentists, now delivering quality care daily throughout Bloomington Indiana and the neighboring communities.

  • Dental Hygiene at Home: Brushing and Flossing Efficiently

    To brush your teeth efficiently, you should:

    • Position your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gum line
    • Use just enough pressure to feel bristles against your gums and between teeth
    • Brush along the gum line
    • Brush all chewing surfaces
    • Brush your tongue
    • Brush for at least two minutes

    To floss your teeth efficiently, you should:

    • Start with about 18 inches of floss
    • Hold floss tightly with about 1 inch of floss between your hands
    • Glide floss between teeth with a gentle sawing motion
    • Hold the floss against each tooth, gently scraping the tooth’s side while moving the floss away from the gums
  • Dental Hygiene Treatment at Ellettsville Dental Center

    Visiting our office at least twice a year for dental hygiene treatment can significantly improve your oral health. A professional dental cleaning will reinforce your home oral care routine, but also serve to remove the stubborn plaque and tarter that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It will allow us to address areas of concern, like decay and early stage gum disease, before it can begin to cause pain and discomfort. During a dental hygiene appointment, you’ll receive both diagnostic and preventive care as well as any needed educational resources for maintaining a healthy home hygiene routine. Dental hygiene treatment typically includes:

    • Removal of plaque and tartar
    • Stain removal
    • Fluoride application
    • Dental sealant application (for children)
    • Tooth polishing, including fillings and crowns
    • Cleaning and adjustment of dentures or partial dentures
  • Bloomington Dental Hygiene Appointments for the Entire Family

    Don’t underestimate the importance of dental hygiene; it is the foundation on which good oral health is built. Make your next dental hygiene appointment with the highly qualified family dentists of Ellettsville Dental Center today . Dr. Compton, Dr. Kapczynski, Dr. Stipp, and Dr. Ellis are trusted by families daily throughout Ellettsville, IN, Bloomington, Spencer, Martinsville, and the surrounding Indianapolis communities.