Lincoln Park Dentist Helps Dental Patients Design Effective Oral Hygiene Routines

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Oct 4, 2016

Our Lincoln Park dentists perform a wide range of restorative and preventive treatments here in our office, but we also help you figure out how to care for your smile most effectively at home. Let’s talk about some of the things that we take into consideration when helping people design daily oral hygiene routines.

The first step in this process is to assess the current state of your smile. If you have any existing oral health issues, like gum disease, for example, we will take this into account when giving you recommendations.

The foundation of any good oral hygiene routine is effective brushing. Most patients should be brushing twice a day—once in the morning and once in the evening before bed. Sometimes it is necessary for people with existing oral health conditions to brush after meals—our dental team will help you determine if this is right for you. We’ll also talk to you about the type of toothbrush and toothpaste you should be using.

Flossing and rinsing your mouth with a specially formulated rinse will also help to clean your mouth and clear away plaque. There are many different types of these products available on the market, so ask your dentist if you need further guidance and direction.

Our dental team will also help you figure out whether you’d benefit from utilizing any additional tools and technologies in your daily routine. A water flosser or sonic toothbrush, for example, may help some people battle plaque and tartar accumulation.

If you are ready to start perfecting your oral health routine, our Lincoln Park dentists are here to help you from start to finish. Please feel free to contact our office by giving us a call, or by using the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry.