Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates of West Hartford
836 Farmington Ave, Suite 105, West Hartford, CT 06119

Oral Hygiene in West Hartford, CT

The key to healthy teeth and gums is maintaining proper oral hygiene. All that’s required for proper hygiene is daily dental care at home and regular visits to a dentist for professional dental cleanings, checkups, and treatments. Let our outstanding dentists provide you with the dental health treatments and protection you deserve.

What Are Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

Experts in dentistry emphasize the importance of dental hygiene for a strong and healthy smile. A dental care routine lets you remove the bacteria, plaque, and particles that get caught in your teeth and can lead to serious dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and continuous bad breath. The way to maintain good oral hygiene and to protect your dental health is with regular dentist visits and daily at-home dental care. To discover how these practices keep your smile in good condition, please call our practice today.

What Should You Do to Maintain Proper Dental Hygiene?

The health of your smile depends on the quality of your oral hygiene. Our dentists have offered some simple oral hygiene instructions for protecting the health of your smile:

  • Brush your teeth gently in the morning, following every meal, and before you go to sleep at night
  • Floss once or twice a day
  • Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a toothpaste containing fluoride to protect your tooth enamel
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco in any form
  • Stay away foods and beverages with a high sugar content
  • Make regular appointments with a dentist teeth cleanings and professional examinations

With these oral hygiene tips, you can keep your teeth and gums free from tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental conditions.

How Can You Be Sure You’re Keeping Your Smile Fully Protected?

Even if you already have healthy dental hygiene habits, this doesn’t replace regular professional care for oral hygiene in West Hartford. You need to visit a dentist regularly for the full protection you need against dental disease and decay. There are also medical benefits to maintaining proper hygiene, such as a lower risk of medical conditions and infections. Call our practice for an appointment today.

When Should You Start Teaching Children About Dental Care?

If you want your child to have a lifetime of dental health, you need to establish a dental foundation while they are still in diapers. Take your child to a dentist for a full oral evaluation by the time they are one year old to check on their dental development. Keep taking them back on a regular basis for professional checkups and cleanings. If your child gives you grief about following a dental hygiene routine or making dentist visits, we have found that it can be helpful to let them choose a flashy toothbrush, select their favorite flavor of toothpaste, or promise healthy treats as rewards for happy dentist appointments. Please call us for more helpful hints to build great dental hygiene habits with your child.

What Practices Should Be Included in an Oral Hygiene Regimen?

First, you need to go to a dentist for professional dental treatment on a regular basis. You must also maintain your dental health between visits to the dentist by practicing healthy dental hygiene at home. Start by brushing your teeth throughout the day, particularly when you wake up, before bed, and after eating. Use a fluoridated toothpaste which helps strengthen tooth enamel, along with a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent dental damage. And don’t forget to floss morning and night to dislodge the decay-causing debris between your teeth.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Jelena is very good! I come to her every time… She cleans my teeth great and I always walk out of the office happy! Great place to come to!
Emily L.
Our family has been coming here for years. We absolutely love our hygienist, Michelle. She is very thorough without feeling rushed, but always is done in a reasonable amount of time. She is […]
Kelly C.
Josette is the only hygienist I’ve seen for the past 5+ years now and she is great! Jackie at the front desk is fantastic and has gone out of her way to help. I’ve also had work done by […]
Alana W.
Ever since my family moved to West Hartford,CT. I have been going to this dental office ( for 10+ years.) They have the same staff as when I started so obviously they have become family. The front […]
Jim G.
I’ve been going to Dr. Gish and Associates since I moved to CT 4yrs ago. The staff made me feel at home in my new environment. TheDoctors and staff left no nook and crannie untouched and only […]
Ethan W.
Awesome staff, wonderful doctors and a high level of professionalism is the reason I’m still a client for over 20yrs. Thank you Dr Guidice for your patience and kindness. From the moment you […]
Floyd G.
Dr. Glazman is fantastic! I’ve been seeing her for several years for a variety of dental needs. She has beautifully (and painlessly) repaired 5 weakened teeth in my mouth with crowns (some needing […]
Craig F.
Dr. Gish and Associates has the best dentists and the best hygienists, hands down.
Christopher W.
I enjoy going to Dr Gish and Associates
Joseph P.
Been coming here for years after a bad dental experience. Great experience every time with my Hygienist Celine Feel wonderful every time I leave with my sparkling clean smile!!!
Summer A.
Michelle is a very talented and wonderful Hygeniest. She does great work and is personable which makes my dentist visit more comfortable and enjoyable.
Jay W.
They greatly explain everything that is wrong with you and they work with you to make sure you get the very best treatment possible. Definitely recommend!
Wesley S.
I love this place great services I can’t complain been here for many years and I love my hygienist Jelena and dentist Dr. Guidice
Marie C.
Dr Guidice is a wonderful dentist! Truly a great office, attentive staff and a very comfortable atmosphere.
Camille D.
Everyone at the front desk is very nice and personable. However; Michelle is an absolute super-star. She is the most detailed and thorough dental hygienist that I have had in over 10 years. She has a […]
M P.
I have been coming to the office for a few years now and I love the friendly environment. It really makes me feel at ease during my visit. I have been seen by a couple of the hygienist and they were […]
Jenny M.
Jelena makes my dental cleaning, a relaxing experience. She is thorough, and very informative! Also saw Dr. Guidice today. Very pleasant.
Janet J.
Celine is a great hygienist, very thorough and very warm and pleasant. I have been going to them for years.
Cynthia L.
Jackie and Josette are great!!! They always have a smile and are accommodating. They make each visit feel like you’re not at the dentist’s office.
Jose D.
The Ladies at the office are pleasant helpful and very knowledgeable. My cleaning was done in timely manner. I would recommend them.
Walter C.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Phone: (860) 265-1411
Fax: (860) 231-8228
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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