Proper Oral Hygiene and Brushing Teeth

Tooth brushing is simply the act of brushing teeth using a special toothbrush. With interdental cleaning, tooth brushing and interdental flossing are the most important parts of oral hygiene, one of the major aspects of proper oral health is proper oral care. One should not neglect to brush their teeth on a regular basis, but the best time to do it is before bedtime. If you find yourself in a rut and have stopped brushing your teeth, then it may be due to many factors such as:

You may also have an infection that is affecting your gums or teeth. This can cause you to start to have soreness and pain in your mouth, even if you only brushed your teeth once. Other factors such as smoking and drinking can cause a build-up of plaque on your teeth, which can cause your teeth to become yellow or black. If you have this problem, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day.

When brushing your teeth, you should make sure that the toothbrush reaches the back of your mouth, which allows for the teeth to brush the gum line. It is recommended to use the back of a tongue scraper to clean out between your teeth to remove any leftover plaque. Brushing your teeth while lying down also helps to prevent you from losing any sleep over a bad night’s sleep, and prevents the accumulation of saliva which is acidic, which can stain your teeth.

Brushing your teeth daily is another way to ensure that you are keeping a good oral hygiene and getting all the benefits from good oral hygiene, but also ensures that you get rid of the bacteria that cause gum disease. As people age, their gums start to deteriorate because of a number of reasons. The main ones are improper brushing, poor oral hygiene and unhealthy diet, and in extreme cases, it can even be due to dental surgery.

Poor oral hygiene can also cause damage to the gums and cause them to bleed more if you don’t take action to maintain proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing will help to keep your teeth healthy by removing all the debris that might get stuck between your teeth, helping to get rid of this layer of food and plaque. The gums will also get rid of these food particles and plaque by flushing it away, which is where the bacteria are deposited.

A daily basis, you should clean your teeth after every meal you eat and after every drink you take. Brushing your teeth with a special toothbrush designed for this purpose, along with brushing your gums will help to prevent plaque from building up, as well as helping to keep the rest of your teeth and gums clean. You should never let plaque stay in your mouth for a long time as it can lead to other problems such as bleeding gums or tooth decay. You should also visit your dentist to get teeth cleaning and tooth treatment once a year if there is a major problem or disease that is causing gum disease.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 


If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at