Lincoln Park Dentist Helps People Craft Personalized At-Home Oral Care Plans

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Apr 5, 2016

Because every dental patient is different, our Lincoln Park dentists work hard to help our patients make personalized oral hygiene plans, to fit their specific needs. As we get to know our patients, we are able to customize every aspect of their care.

Here are some of the things that we consider:

Brushing

The American Dental Association recommends that dental patients of all ages brush twice a day—once in the morning and once at night. This routine works well for a majority of dental patients, but if you need to be brushing more frequently, our dental team will let you know.

Another thing that we will help you determine is what type of toothbrush bristle is right for your smile. Medium bristles are too stiff and abrasive for many patients, so we often recommend using soft bristled toothbrushes. We’ll help you figure out what kind is perfect for you.

Mouth Rinse

There are many different types of mouth rinses available on the market today. If our dental team thinks a mouth wash can help you maintain a healthy smile or battle periodontal disease, we’ll talk to you about what kinds of ingredients you should be looking for.

Special Tools

Some dental patients benefit from using specialized tools to clean their smiles every day. For example, many people battling periodontal disease use Waterpiks and sonic toothbrushes for added bacteria-fighting power. Again, our dental team will advise you as to what kind of tools might be helpful for your smile.

The more that you are able to tailor your oral hygiene habits to fit your needs, the better it is for the long-term prognosis of your smile. To get started, please call our Lincoln Park dentists to schedule a consultation!