It’s very important to brush and floss every single day. Some people, however, improve their dental hygiene just a few days before their dentist appointment. If you “cram” right before your Brighton dental appointment, Dr. Villani can still tell whether or not you practice good oral hygiene behaviors.

Quicker Dentist Appointments

Cleaning your teeth beforehand can help make your professional cleaning quicker and simpler. Tran and Mihara, your Brighton dental hygienists, will help clean the areas of your mouth that you can’t reach. They will remove tartar and polish the surface of your teeth, but if you haven’t brushed or flossed lately, they will have to take extra time removing food particles first.

Brushing and flossing your teeth directly before your appointment is beneficial, but keep in mind that it’s not the only time you should practice these habits. Good oral health depends on daily cleanings. Even if you clean your teeth directly before your dentist appointment, you may still come to us with a mouth full of cavities. Dr. Villani and our team can evaluate your hygiene patterns based on the condition of your mouth.

The Natural State of Your Mouth

Some people believe cleaning your mouth is a common courtesy to your dental hygienist so they don’t have to work in a smelly or dirty environment. However, our team has plenty of experience and we’ve seen everything there is. While we appreciate it if you avoid eating garlic or onions before your appointment, if you have halitosis, or bad breath, coming to us in this state may help us determine the source of your problem. Furthermore, you shouldn’t change your dental habits right before your appointment. Showing Dr. Villani the natural state of your mouth will allow us to assess your behaviors and explain what you need to change to keep your mouth healthy.

You should brush, floss, and rinse your mouth daily—not just when you have a dentist visit coming up. Contact Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, at (617) 562-5210 to schedule your professional dental cleaning today. We welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and the surrounding communities.