Oral Hygiene Instructions: Keeping Your Mouth Squeaky Clean!
The dentists at McKinneyDentist.com believe that oral hygiene is our patient’s first step to a healthy, beautiful smile. We recommend, as does the ADA, effective at-home oral care to include:
- Brushing 2-3 times per day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing once per day
- Maintaining a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)
- Limiting consumption of sugary foods and beverages (soda, etc)
- Limiting use of alcohol, chewing tobacco, and smoking cigarettes
In addition our hygienists recommend using two additional products– a Sonicare toothbrush and Waterpik® flossers– for your daily at-home oral care. Your overall health will also thank you!
Finally, do not forget to schedule six-month check-ups for both you and your family members. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine check-ups every six months for those ages four and older.
Our professional cleanings by our highly qualified hygienists can be viewed as a preventive measure to destroy harmful bacteria and plaque that create serious dental and health issues. Call McKinney Dentist today to schedule your appointment. We are even open on Saturday for your convenience!