The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time (the best time is after meals). When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. Floss daily with a gentle scraping motion.
Here are several common oral health problem:
  • Bad Breath (halitosis)
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum (Periodontal) Disease
  • Oral Cancer
  • Mouth Sores
  • Tooth Erosion
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
  • Stained, chipped, cracked, crooked and impacted teeth
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • No room to floss
Of these, the most common oral health problems are cavities and gum disease, but both can be prevented with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.  
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting a dentist once every 6 months for dental health care cleaning and exams. However, some people with special conditions may need to see us more often. Schedule an appointment with us at (586) 574-3050 to determine what’s best for you.