How to Maintain Good Oral Health
By George Mui, DDS, Ltd. Gentle Dental Care
May 23, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

It’s time to follow these simple measures to keep teeth and gums healthy.oral hygiene

We are pretty sure that everyone wants to have a healthy smile, but in order to have a beautiful, healthy smile you have to put in the effort. Don’t let your oral routine fall flat. Our Mount Prospect, IL, dentist, Dr. George Mui, is here to provide some everyday tips to keep your smile vibrant and problem-free.

Brushing and Flossing

Even though most people know that brushing and flossing every day is necessary for good oral health, most people don’t have the best habits when it comes to these common practices.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you floss every day?
  • Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day?
  • Do you time yourself to make sure you brush for at least two minutes each time?
  • Do you replace your toothbrush head about every three months or after illness?
  • Do you use fluoride toothpaste?

If you didn’t say “yes” to all of these questions, it’s time to make some changes to improve your routine. If you have questions about whether you are flossing and brushing properly don’t hesitate to ask our Mount Prospect general dentist during your next visit.

Getting Preventive Dental Care

Speaking of your next visit, how often do you visit us for routine cleanings? We hope the answer is every six months. Most people put off these visits because they have busy schedules or because they feel nervous around dental procedures, but if you want to make sure that you have good oral health for the long-term, these preventive visits are the most important. We can remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum disease and cavities. Plus, we can look for signs that may pinpoint potential issues and nip it in the bud before it becomes a serious problem.

Do you have questions about how to properly care for your smile? Need to schedule your next appointment with us? Then call our Mount Prospect, IL, dental office today. We are happy to book your next visit and answer all of your questions and concerns.