How often should I brush my teeth?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.
What are the most common oral health problems?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
How often should I see a dentist?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.