Most gum and dental disease is preventable...if YOU know how. In our experience, most patients we see, do not know proper and effective brushing and oral hygiene techniques (which goes a long way towards explaining why they are being seen in our practice). Most people THINK they know how, but in practice, leave disease-causing dental plaque behind. This video explains our practice's Oral Hygiene Instruction Program which we teach to all of our patients with periodontal problems. DISCLAIMER: Although these techniques are applicable to almost anyone who wants to establish and maintain good oral health, if you have un-diagnosed or untreated periodontal (gum) disease, suddenly implementing these techniques can lead to improved appearance of the gums, but giving a false sense of security that things are better than they actually are and thus leading to a silent worsening of the existing problems. Therefore, please DO NOT implement these techniques before being examined by a dentist or periodontist and getting clearance to do so.