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Oral Care & Hygiene

oral care and hygiene

Why are oral care routines important?

Maintaining oral & dental health and preventing possible problems can only be possible with daily oral care and routine visits to the doctor. In cases where non-urgent treatments are performed without losing oral and dental health, treatment costs are reduced and patient comfort is maximized during treatment.

For this reason, please take note of the routine check-up reminder messages sent to all our patients every 6 months from the Kuşadası Lotus Dental registration system.

Oral Care Training (Oral Hygiene Training)

As Lotus Dental, we provide oral hygiene training to all our patients after total care and refresh our patients’ knowledge on this subject with periodic examinations when necessary.

However, after some treatments such as implants, orthodontic treatment, bridge prostheses or in some disease conditions, we can make changes in oral care instruments and train our patients on the use of different devices, brushes or dental floss.

We would like to mention the gold standards of oral care here as well.

  • Toothbrush & correct brushing technique (Modified Bass Technique)
  • Interdental care (flossing, interdental brushing, mouthwash)
  • Toothpaste

We say don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day with a small amount of toothpaste and do interdental care once a day, and we share our oral hygiene training videos with you here so that you can look again when you forget.

How to use a manual toothbrush?

  • The handle of the manual toothbrush should be straight; the bristles should be easy to dry and end straight. Toothbrushes with cross bristles and curved surfaces should not be preferred.
  • Drying the brush before brushing will reduce foaming and increase the effectiveness of the brushing time. Contrary to what is commonly known and practiced, the brush should not be wetted.
  • The toothpaste used should contain an age-appropriate amount of fluoride and should not be highly abrasive (RDA value). The abrasive content added to toothpastes is important for removing stains and removing discoloration. However, the amount of abrasive content should be kept at a safe level to prevent damage to teeth. The International Standards Organization (ISO) has stated that the RDA (Relative Dentine Abrasivity) of toothpaste should not exceed 250.
  • After pushing a small amount of toothpaste between the bristles, the bristles should be placed at a 45-degree angle to the tooth and gum junction line.
  • It is aimed to mobilize the accumulations in the gingival groove (microbial dental plaque) with light vibrations applied in a horizontal direction.
  • This vibrating motion, which starts at the gum line, is completed with a sweeping motion directed towards the cutting edges of the teeth.
  • All teeth should be brushed sequentially with this technique.
  • The chewing surfaces of the teeth are brushed with back and forth movements.
  • Neighboring areas are brushed in sequence. Do not move to a distant area before completing one area.

How to use an electric toothbrush?

  • When performing oral care with electric toothbrushes, teeth should be brushed one by one. Flat brushing with back and forth movements that touch the outermost line of the tooth surfaces is not recommended.
  • Teeth should be brushed one by one with light contact so that the bristles can evenly touch the oval-shaped tooth surfaces.
  • Brush strokes should be directed to the gingival junction line and interface junction areas. Areas that the brush cannot reach should be cleaned with dental floss once a day.
  • In case of improper brushing, the bristles will always touch the same surface, so there may be abrasion in that area. In areas where the bristles do not touch, tooth decay and gum diseases may occur.

How to care for the interface?

  • The areas that the toothbrush cannot reach should be cleaned once a day with interdental cleaning instruments.
  • Depending on the structure of the teeth and the treatment, floss, interdental brushes and pressurized water jets can be used.
  • Caries and gum diseases can be largely prevented by effectively cleaning the areas that cannot be reached by brushing.

Kusadasi Dental Clinic.

We are here for you to have a healthy smile with the most suitable treatment options for you. Contact us for an appointment and detailed information.

Maxillofacial Surgeon Erdem Kaya

Maxillofacial Surgeon


DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya was born in Ankara in 1980. After completing his secondary and high school education in Ankara, he was entitled to get into Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry.

DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya successfully graduated from Gazi University in 2004 and started his doctoral education at Ege University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery in the same year.

He successfully completed his doctoral education with the thesis topic “Clinical and Radiological Investigation of Two Different Surface Properties of Dental Implants in Conventional and Immediatric Loading” in 2010.



DDS Tulay Kaya was born in Bulgaria in 1984. She completed her secondary and high school education in Izmir and graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. Her graduation thesis topic was “The Place and Importance of Bisphosphonates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and she continued her university education at Universidade Do Porto in Portugal.

She speaks English fluently. Tulay Kaya, who is fluent in English, continued to provide private clinic services in Kuşadası between 2008 and 2012 within the Private Lotus Dental Clinic, which she established with Dr. Erdem Kaya in 2012.

DDS. Tulay Kaya, mainly carries out aesthetic dentistry applications in the clinic, also serves her patients with general dentistry applications. DDS. Tulay Kaya continues to offer dental treatments in renewed Lotus Dental clinic with the participation of Pedodontist DDS PhD. Gülcan Şahin to the team as of 2017.

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