Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Oral Hygiene in Shelton, CT

Maintaining good dental health is an essential activity for you and every member of your family. Making regular trips to the dentist for cleanings and exams can keep your teeth healthy. Our dental office can provide you with routine and emergency services designed to suit your specific needs and improve the condition of your teeth and gums. By investing your time in oral hygiene in Shelton, you can enjoy healthier teeth and a brighter smile that will last a lifetime.

How Can I Practice Good Dental Hygiene?

Good hygiene habits start at home. Most dental professionals recommend brushing after every meal or snack and flossing both in the morning and at night. By incorporating these habits into your everyday routine, you can keep your teeth strong and healthy while reducing the risk of gum disease. This daily regimen of brushing and flossing should be supplemented by regular visits to our office for exams and professional teeth cleaning services.

A Few Oral Hygiene Tips

Because food and plaque can collect between teeth, flossing should be an essential part of your dental hygiene routine. Most dentists recommend that you floss before brushing to make sure that plaque and food particles are removed completely. Your dentist may also recommend a mouthwash designed to fight bacteria and enhance the health of your teeth and gums. For younger children, fluoride treatments and sealants can provide added protection against cavities and tooth decay. By working with our team of dental professionals, you can enjoy the best possible guidance when managing oral hygiene for yourself and your family.

What Are the Benefits of Healthy Teeth?

Keeping your teeth healthy can allow you to eat a much wider range of foods. Dental appliances and dentures can limit your ability to enjoy crunchy or hard foods and may take them off the menu completely. By keeping your own teeth strong and healthy, you can enjoy a greater variety of foods and can look and feel your best every day. Additionally, you are less likely to experience inflammation and gum disease caused by built up plaque .

How Can I Teach My Kids to Care for Their Teeth Properly?

Impressing upon your children the ongoing importance of dental hygiene can have positive effects throughout their lives. One of the best ways to teach your children to brush and floss every day is to spend time modeling this behavior for them. Sharing the ritual of brushing your teeth can help your kids learn the basics of good oral hygiene practices in a fun way. This can also serve as valuable family bonding time and can help your children make caring for their teeth a priority during their early years and throughout the rest of their lives.

The Best Source for Oral Hygiene Instructions

Our expert dental staff can provide you and your family with the most comprehensive oral hygiene advice and guidance. By scheduling regular visits to our office, you can enjoy cleaner, brighter teeth and fresher breath while protecting your dental health. We can even identify developing issues and provide you with proven solutions quickly, allowing you to avoid discomfort and to ensure the healthiest teeth and gums possible.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Always a great experience. Drs Greg and Sal are not only great guys but extremely knowledgeable and talented in there fields. Laura does a terrific job as well and always makes my day.
Stuart W.
The care,compassion, and expertise offered at HFD is exactly how they are; truly a family atmosphere !
Anonymous
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
I cannot say enough good things about the HFDG. Everyone is exceptionally helpful – from the front office staff to the back office (hygienists, etc.) staff. I always appreciate the way in which […]
Karen G.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
Very pleasant and professional experience. (My review of a previous visit that was more negative now appears to have been an isolated personnel issue.)
Herb S.
Maria is terrific always informing me on ways to care for my teeth – dr Sal is great as always
Dorothy F.
What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s pretty […]
Mark T.
Maribel and Dr. Sal were the most pleasant, thorough, and best experience I’ve ever had at any doctor visit. Maribel made me feel very comfortable with my first time visit and thankful that I […]
Anna A.
Dr Bethany, Laura, and Liz are awesome!
Zachary T.
I broke a temporary bridge, and called to get it repaired/replaced. Dr Sal made time for me with 2 hours of my call and spent an hour repairing the bridge. Excellent job as always, and excellent […]
Bill K.
Huntington Dental is professional. clean, and surrounded by caring staff. Dr. Sal, Laura, and all are great.
Massimo A.
Great place, great people! Choice of rinse flavors!
Cliff C.
Great experience as always.
Janette F.
Service was great! Everyone’s super nice and helpful!
Stephanie J.
Fabulous! I was so anxious about my oral surgery yesterday and was very impressed with the chairside manner and skills of Dr. Art Adams! He and his team were angels sent from above! He called me last […]
Maryjane P.
Initial rating sent incomplete and in error, I’m sorry. As far as skill and professionalism goes, EVERYONE there is at the top of their game, and it shows. Between using the the most sophisticated […]
Mike A.
Always an enjoyable visit. Maria does a great job!!!
Garritt O.
Always good
Ricky D.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

2 Saturdays a Month

Phone: (203) 916-1173
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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