WE MOVED! We are now located at 9 Corporate Park, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92606


Dental Hygiene in Irvine, CA


Dental hygiene is an essential service for preventing and maintaining your oral health. Dental hygienists are trained professionals who do regular checkups and preventive care to help people keep their teeth in the best shape possible.

Dental hygiene services are a great way to maintain oral health outside regular dentist visits. Having sensitive teeth isn’t something that only happens due to acidic or spicy foods—it’s a common condition with various triggers.

The good news is that most people will experience this sensitivity only temporarily, thanks to dentists who have created treatments that can quickly target even the most sensitive teeth.

What Is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene, also known as oral hygiene, is a branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing and controlling plaque and gum disease. Dental hygiene involves promoting good dental health and caring for teeth and gums to keep them from getting sick.

To do this, dental hygienists must have a broad knowledge of all aspects of dentistry, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, pathology, clinical diagnosis, patient relations, dental materials, and dental procedures.

Dental hygiene is the preventive aspect of dentistry that involves the daily care of your teeth and gums. This includes brushing, flossing, and other preventive measures to lower the risk of oral diseases.

Mouthwash and Flossing

One way to keep your mouth clean and healthy is by swishing mouthwash after every meal. You can choose from a wide selection of mouthwashes today, and they come in many flavors—mint, berry, pomegranate, and even cinnamon! 

Flossing is an essential oral hygiene routine that we often overlook when it comes to keeping our teeth, gums, and overall oral health in tip-top shape. It’s a great way to remove the sticky gunk that builds up between your teeth and can lead to tooth decay.

Professional teeth cleaning and existing conditions

If you have conditions such as gingivitis or other periodontal diseases, you may experience tooth and bone loss if left untreated. A professional teeth cleaning can help keep your oral health in check regardless of your medical history. Due to the risk of infection and bone loss, some dentists may want their patients to clean their teeth for a long time before they can get dental implants.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, especially if you’re susceptible to these ailments. You can opt to use fluoride mouthwash or apply it to your teeth as a gel or varnish. Children still have their baby teeth and are especially encouraged to get fluoride treatments.

Sonic Toothbrushes

A sonic toothbrush can effectively clean your teeth, especially if you have sensitive teeth. A sonic toothbrush is an electric toothbrush that uses high-speed vibrations to remove plaque and bacteria from the surface of your teeth.

Sonic toothbrushes can be used by people of all ages, including children and adults with special needs. Sonic toothbrushes are generally better for people with sensitive teeth because they use less pressure than other toothbrushes.

This kind of toothbrush is available in both rechargeable and non-rechargeable models. Some brands also sell unique brush heads designed for people with sensitive teeth.

Tongue Cleaners

Tongue cleaner is a cost-effective way to boost your overall oral hygiene while preventing bad breath. A tongue cleaner is a simple yet effective tool that helps you remove bacteria from your tongue.

It's a great addition to any oral hygiene routine, like brushing and flossing your teeth. There are a variety of tongue cleaners available, including both manual and electric options. Select the one that is most comfortable and easy for you to use.

You can still use a tongue cleaner while having braces. There are tongue cleaners available in different designs, shapes, and sizes. Always choose a tongue cleaner suitable for your mouth that meets your personal needs.

Interdental Brushes

The ideal way to remove plaque between your teeth is by using dental floss. But what if you don’t have the skill or ability to use dental floss effectively? Interdental brushes are a great alternative to dental floss. Interdental brushes are tiny, tooth-shaped brushes designed to fit into the crevices between your teeth and gums.

They add an extra layer of protection against plaque and other oral diseases thanks to their tiny, bristled heads. Many different brands and types of interdental brushes are available today, including floss-like brushes and wide-angled brushes. If you have trouble using dental floss, an interdental brush can be a wise option.

Our Office and Our Commitment

At Serene Dental Center, we believe that our commitment to excellence extends beyond the quality of our dental care. We also understand the stress and anxiety that comes with visiting the dentist.

It’s our goal to provide a warm and welcoming environment where you can relax and enjoy yourself while receiving the treatment you need. Our staff is committed to making every visit as pleasant as possible. With their warm smiles and encouragements, they’ll help ease away any uneasiness you may be feeling.

We also offer flexible appointment times, and our team is available to provide emergency care when necessary. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (949) 748-7373.

The Dental Difference at Serene Dental Center

At Serene Dental Center, we believe that a healthy smile is the foundation for a happy and successful life. We are committed to helping you achieve your dental goals by providing the latest dental care and education innovations. We provide a wide variety of services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and Invisalign.

We are committed to providing excellent care with a gentle touch. Our goal is to help you maintain your optimal oral health and achieve the smile you want. As soon as you walk in, you'll see how much effort we exert about giving excellent care and making the place feel like home.

We have over 1000 5 Star Reviews!

Sonic Toothbrushes

Individual studies have shown that Sonicare toothbrushes are more effective in plaque removal and reduction in gingivitis, compared to manual toothbrushes and other sonic brands.

The sonic vibration causes “cavitation”, where which tiny bubbles expand and contract in the liquid at the bristle tips. This breaks up the sticky attachment of dental plaque to the tooth, releasing the plaque.

Philips Sonicare

Available at Philips.com, Amazon.com, Costco and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Brush at least twice a day: In the morning, and just before bed.

Brush lightly. Brushing too hard can cause your gums to recede. Plaque cannot be totally removed by rinsing alone, but brushing lightly will effectively remove the sticky film. If you think you might brush too hard, hold your toothbrush the same way you hold a pen for a lighter grasp.

Brush for at least two minutes: Two minutes is the minimum time you need to clean all of your teeth. Have a standard routine for brushing: Consistency is key.

Always use a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristle: The harder the brush, the greater the risk of harming your gums.

Change your toothbrush regularly: Throw away your old toothbrush after three months or when the bristles start to flare, whichever comes first. If your bristles flare much sooner than every three months, you may be brushing too hard.

Choose a brush that has a seal of approval by the American Dental Association: The type of brush you use isn’t nearly as important as brushing the right way and doing it at least twice a day.

Use proper brushing techniques: Modified Bass Brushing Technique.

Flossing is as important as brushing: It is the only way to effectively remove interdental plaque.

Dental Floss

Flossing Insert easily under braces, bridges, and implants.

GUM EasyThread Floss
Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

Floss Fish
Available at FlossFish.com

Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

Platypus Flossers
Available at Platypus

Crest/Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Threader Floss
Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

Tongue Cleaners

Most cases of bad breath (halitosis) are caused by bacteria on the tongue. Bacteria species which cause tooth decay and gum problems may also be found on the surface of the tongue. Using a tongue cleaner to remove the bacteria helps to prevent bad breath and to improve oral health.

Oolitt Tongue Cleaner
Available at Tongue Scraper USA

GUM Tongue Cleaner
Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

Dr. Tung’s Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner
Available at Dr. Tung’s, Amazon

Interdental Brushes

Aid in cleaning large gaps more thoroughly, and also clean under/around crowns, bridges, and braces.

Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

GUM Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners, Tight/Ultra Tight/Moderate/Wide
Found at most local retailers, drug stores/pharmacies

Tepe Interdental Brush
Available at Tepe.com, Amazon.com

Oral Irrigators

Oral irrigation has demonstrated a significant reduction in bleeding, gingivitis, periodontal pathogens and may also aid in a slight reduction in probing depths. Patients who may benefit from oral irrigation include those with orthodontic appliances, implants, crown and bridge, diabetes, periodontal maintenance, gingivitis and those whose traditional oral hygiene may be less than ideal – irrigation is most effective when accompanied by brushing and flossing.

Waterpik Waterflosser
Available at Waterpik, Amazon, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond

ShowerBreeze Water Jet Dental Irrigator
Available at Amazon

Shower Floss
Available at Shower Floss and Amazon

Schedule your Appointment

Call or visit our online scheduling page and experience our high-quality dentistry care in comfort and gentleness. Come get the Serene Experience!

(949) 748 7373Contact us



MON : 9am - 5pm
TUES : 9am - 6pm
WED : 9am - 5pm
THU : 8am - 5pm
FRI :9am - 2pm 
SAT : Closed
SUN : Closed

serene dental location 1 (1)
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram