Oral Hygiene

Correct hygiene is the key to healthy gums and successful dental treatments

Oral hygiene requires the use of a soft tooth brush and additional accessories that promote cleaning between teeth.

Effective thorough brushing

  • Cleaning starts from the last tooth on one side of the jaw and works its way around, tooth by tooth, to the last one on the other side of the same jaw. The process is then repeated on the inside of the teeth.
  • The brush must be held at an angle of 45 degrees to the teeth and gums. In other words, the bristles penetrate the fine space between tooth and gum.
  • Use moderate pressure only and progress gently with circular or vibrating movements. End with brushstrokes from the gums outward – that is, from the red to the white, about 5 to 10 times.
  • The inner side of the teeth can be brushed using a forwards-backwards movement.
  • The area of the front teeth, being the incisors and canines (the pointy teeth) should have their inner side brushed in long strokes with a movement from up to down.
  • Finally, brush the surfaces of the molars in the back.

Dental floss

This special thread is the only dental accessory that can thoroughly access between the teeth and prevent both gum disease and dental caries (holes between two adjacent teeth surfaces). Dental floss should be used every night.

How to use dental floss correctly

  • Roll the flossing thread around your middle finger, with a larger amount in one hand so that you can release a new section each time, and a smaller amount in the other hand which collects the used thread.
  • This way, your forefinger and thumb remain free to hold the flossing thread and control its movement between your teeth.
  • Keep one hand outside your mouth, and insert the fingers of the other inside, leaving some 1 to 2 cm of thread ready to use.
  • Move the thread back and forth gently between the teeth, making sure not to puncture the gums.
  • Make sure that any pressure is placed only on the side of the tooth up to just beneath the gum; the side of the tooth is rubbed in an up-down movement 3 to 5 times. Without removing the flossing thread, do the same beneath the gum for the adjacent tooth.


Be sure to brush at least twice a day, particularly before going to sleep at night * Allocate two minutes for brushing to ensure it is thorough and effective * There is very little importance to the type of toothpaste used. More important is the area of brushing * In cases of receding gums, a different brushing technique is needed – ask for personal brushing instructions from the dental hygienist * In cases where an electrical toothbrush is recommended, the dental hygienist will provide instructions.

Interdental Toothbrush

This type of brush is very effective for cleaning teeth, especially where there are large spaces. Recommendations for size and shape will be given by the dentist or dental hygienist.

How to use the brush

  • Insert the active end between two teeth and brush with a back and forth movement only. It is important to move it in both directions – from inside the mouth to outside, and vice versa.
  • Once brushing is complete, wash the brush very well.
  • Change the brush head every 3 to 4 days.

Additional unique accessories are available for cleaning braces and implants:

  • Needle and thread
  • Super plus

Appropriate instruction will be given by the dental hygienist as needed.

Briefly: periodontitis (gum disease) is caused by accumulated bacteria – but correct oral hygiene removes the bacteria and ensures healthy gums.

Healthy gums your whole life

Periodontitis is the main reason for loss of teeth. Once your periodontal treatment at our clinic is completed, it is still extremely important to maintain follow-up care because we spend our entire lives fighting that layer of bacteria. Moria Periodontal Center offers you a full periodontal follow-up program, “Healthy gums your whole life”.

The dental hygienists assisting you have undergone special training on prevention of periodontitis, and stay updated with the latest developments in the field to ensure highest possible standards of sterility, quality and equipment. Your maintenance and follow-up appointment is set in advance with you. Several days prior to the appointment, we will contact you by phone to confirm your attendance. Every regular plaque cleaning session is accompanied by a periodontal specialist’s checkup.

The specialist will examine the tissues to check for early signs of oral cancer, and ensure that your current status does not worsen into recurring periodontitis. Follow-up service of this kind is unique to our clinic.

The best, simplest, most cost saving and least traumatic treatment is “preventative treatment”. Should any problem develop, it will be examined and treated immediately with ‘first aid’ type care and at minimal cost. The follow-up program in our clinic offers you unlimited consultations as needed with the specialists and the dental hygienists on any dental issue or question.

It becomes very difficult to provide follow-up for a patient who does not carry out maintenance cleaning in our clinic and does not attend periodic checkups with the Periodontist for gum disease. Maintenance treatment costs change according to the frequency of checkups by the specialist and/or dental hygienist. In the framework of insurance, special arrangements exist that allow you to take advantage of your rights for the purpose of follow-up examinations in Moria Periodontal Center. We strive to ensure you have healthy gums for life, with our unique trio of patient – dental hygienist – dental specialist.

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