Healthy Dental Hygiene at DeJesus Dental Group – Bridgeport, CT

Healthy Dental Hygiene at DeJesus Dental Group – Bridgeport, CT


Hi I’m Allison Sobieski of OTB Network. I’m here at DeJesus Dental Group and I am with Melony and Anthony two of the dental hygienist here at the practice. Melony, I want you to tell the importance of starting a child early with dental care. Well it’s important to start early so then we can prevent things for the future what we do here is try to make it fun for the patient and when they come in sometimes they sit on their parent’s lap, sometimes they site by themselves. We want to educate the parents. We started 1 years old now and because of the increase of cavities in pre-school children has increased significantly for the first time ever last year. So we try to make it fun and educate the parents. And I know there’s an importance obviously of flossing and people tend to floss right before they come to the dentist, Why they should be doing it more often? We will know if they just floss right before the dentist because their gums are going to bleed. And that’s one of the things patients tell me, is that they don’t floss because it makes their gums bleed. Well, that’s the whole purpose of flossing to prevent your gums from bleeding. If your gums are bleeding obviously you have gingivitis which is an infection on your gums. And then, that’s the reversible stage if you brush properly, floss properly and come to get your teeth cleaned every six months you wont have any problems but, if it gets a little bit more than just bleeding you’re getting into periodontal disease, then bone loss, your gums recede and you’re getting into another problem with the periodontal. Can new customer or new patients can come in and you’d be able to teach them floss correctly? Definitely, that’s one of our roles also is to educate the patients and demonstrate and show them and some patients don’t like to put their fingers on their mouth, we have other methods and other technology to show them. For more information and to schedule a consultation you can visit dejesusdental.com or visit them online.

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