Great oral health begins at home. Parents can help kids make brushing and flossing a regular part of every day. Your local Green Bay family and cosmetic dentists want to help your family improve their oral health with a few important techniques. Dr. Mark Glime, Dr. Adam Koch and Dr. Brian Koch encourage all our patients to put the following strategies into practice.

Brushing Your Teeth

Tooth brushing is one of the most essential parts of oral hygiene. Keep these rules in mind to maximize your brushing:

  • Brush at least twice a day–after breakfast and before bed. Brushing after meals is optimal
  • Brush for a full two minutes
  • Brush teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth
  • Replace toothbrushes every two months or whenever bristles start to fray and bend (whichever comes first)
  • Brush in vertical, horizontal, and circular motions to clear away plaque
  • Be sure to brush all surfaces of each tooth

Parents should help young children brush their teeth. Monitor older children to ensure that enough time is spent brushing.

Flossing

Flossing is another important part of at-home oral care. Only use dental floss to care for your teeth, never any other type of filament. Cut a portion of floss and wrap the ends around your ring fingers. Use your index fingers and thumbs to wrap the floss against the tooth. Gently glide the taut length of floss down between the teeth. Be careful not to force floss against the gums. Guide the floss so it rubs the space between both teeth. Repeat until the spaces between all teeth have been cleaned.

Make Regular Dental Cleaning Appointments

Finally, make sure that every member of your family has regular appointments for cleaning and checkups. Regular family dentistry prevents calcified plaque buildup. Your dentist will also check for developing cavities and other concerns.

Contact Us Today!

To make an appointment with Dr. Glime, or Dr. Koch at Oral Health Associates, or to request an appointment, please feel free to call (920) 437-3376. One of our helpful, friendly office staff members will be happy to help you with your query. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and we cannot wait to see your smile in our office!

COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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