How well do you take care of your teeth and gums every day? Your Newport Beach dentist, Dr. F. Anthony Rich, will help you understand the reasons behind all of this and will guide you on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.


For good oral hygiene dentist recommend:


  1.       brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day using a soft- bristled toothbrush to avoid gum irritation
  2.        floss regularly and correctly
  3.       brush or scrape your tongue
  4.       visit your dentist every three or four or six months depending on your situation
  5.       tobacco or cigarette is a big No! No!
  6.       eating healthy and nutritious foods


Would Deep Cleaning Hurt and Make My Gums Sore?


These are just some of the few and common questions that will come to mind before you endeavor to have your teeth cleaned. To free yourself from worrying, here’s a few important notes to know:


Teeth cleaning is very essential to keep your gums, mouth and entire body healthy. Different types of teeth cleaning will depend on how healthy your gums are. With your mouth full of bacteria, soft plaque on your teeth builds up.  A hard piece of bacteria called “tartar” will form if plaque is not removed on your teeth and this will cause gum irritation making the gums more sensitive to the touch. During the cleaning process, the dentist removes the plaque and tartar by scraping them off above and below the gum line. Getting rid of the rough spots on the teeth roots where the germs gather is also a part of this deep-cleaning method. In so doing, it causes the gums to be inflamed and sore afterwards.


What Do I Do Now? Should I See The Dentist Again?

It would usually take between 5 – 7 days for your gums to stop from being sore. If the pain persists after that period of time, then your best move is to make another appointment with your dentist. Your dentist will determine if you have a gum disease/periodontal abscess that need to be treated appropriately and quickly. Don’t delay, call the Newport Beach dentist Dr. F. Anthony Rich for an appointment today and he will create a beautiful smile you can share and be proud of for a lifetime.



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