Home Dental Care Education

Every staff member at Paxton Dental Care believes in being a true partner with you in your oral health care. Because good oral health is associated with overall physical health, we are committed to educating you about the maintenance and care of your mouth.

We will show you the proper way to brush and floss, and we’ll discuss the warning signs of periodontal disease to watch out for, like swollen or bleeding gums. And if you have any special concerns or medical conditions, such as diabetes, we can show you how to safely and effectively care for your teeth.

Here at Paxton Dental Care we value the dental health of our patients over everything else. That’s why we recommend some of the best products out there for home dental care.

We recommend the Waterpik® Water Flosser as a great alternative to traditional flossing. The Waterpik® Water Flosser releases a stream of water into your mouth that uses a pulsating action to remove hard to get bacteria and plaque. Clinical studies show that it is 50% more effective in improving gum health than traditional string floss.

We also recommend Xylitol products, like xylitol gum, to improve your oral health. Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that looks and tastes like sugar, but that is good for your teeth. Unlike sugar, xylitol doesn’t break down and create acid in your mouth, which wears away at enamel. Xylitol is a healthy alternative to sugar that we suggest you try.