As your dentist, my goal is to help you achieve excellent oral health. Taking good care of yourself can start with your mouth.

Steps to having a healthy mouth:

  • Brush your teeth for approximately two minutes twice a day with fluoride containing toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush.

  • Get a new toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every 3 months.

  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and to freshen your breath.

  • Floss your teeth once daily before going to bed each night.

  • Have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

  • Avoid tobacco.

  • Cut down on sweets and between-meal snacks.

There are many good reasons to come for regular dental visits at our office:

  • to prevent gum disease

  • to check for cavities and other oral diseases or conditions

  • to check for signs of oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer

  • to remove tartar, a hard material that makes cleaning your teeth difficult and can lead to gum disease

  • to rid your teeth of surface stains caused by foods, beverages, or tobacco that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing

  • to learn about the best ways to care for your mouth

  • to keep your teeth healthy, which helps to keep your body healthy

  • (Your Smile, An Owner’s Manual. ADA American Dental Association. W302. 2011.)