Sherman Oaks Dental

Dr. Bryan Weyneth

1100 N. Sherman Ave., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

Care After Scaling and Root Planing

After a Scaling and Root Planing procedure, the follow up appointments are equally as important as the treatment itself. The first maintenance cleaning is recommended one month after scaling. The importance of this visit is because the gum tissue can get re-infected in as short as one month after scaling. The in-office treatments contribute to 50% of results, but at home care contributes to the other 50% of the results.

We cannot get good results without one of these contributing factors.

  • We see better results when a patient uses an electric toothbrush twice daily versus a manual toothbrush.
  • Daily flossing is also very important. Unfortunately, a toothbrush does not clean in-between teeth.
  • Using alcohol free mouthwash daily is also a very important habit to adopt. It is proven that even with daily brushing and flossing, the bacteria can form a film over the gum tissue. The mouthwash helps to release bacteria and helps with bad breath.

The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. If there is an infection in the mouth, the bacteria can go through the blood stream causing an inflammatory process throughout the rest of the body. Our goal is to prevent this inflammatory process. At Sherman Oaks Dental of Naperville, we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. Give us a call today to make an appointment with our hygienists or with any questions regarding your gum health (630)369-5225.

Sherman Oaks Dental, located in Naperville, Illinois has been providing family dental care for patients from Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle and Chicago surrounding areas for over two decades.

How Long Do You Spend Brushing Your Teeth?

Our patients often ask our dental team, “How often should I brush my teeth”.  The American Dental Association recommends brushing AND flossing 2 times per day. Our hygienist at Sherman Oaks Dental, in Naperville, would like us to remind you of a few important brushing tips:How long should you brush your teeth?

  1. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes. Time yourself today to see how long you do brush your teeth for. The average is just 30 seconds!
  2. Brush your teeth after you eat sugary or sticky foods.  Candy is not the only culprit of cavities, beware of fruit chews, juice, and any food that gets caught in your teeth.
  3. Floss your teeth daily! Flossing removes plaque and food debris from inbetween your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.
  4. Replace your toothbrush!  It’s surprising how long you might be keeping an old toothbrush. Here’s some tips on when to replace:
    • After you have been ill.
    • When bristles begin to fray
    • A general rule of thumb is every 3 months – mark your calendar to keep up.
  5. Visit our dentists 2 times per year, every 6 months to be sure your oral health continues to be the best it can be.

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