How long has it been since your last cleaning from a dental hygienist? At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we like to see our patients for a cleaning and checkup every six months or so, to ensure they have healthy teeth and great smiles.
We are devoted to giving each patient personalized care in our state-of-the-art office.
You have to do your part at home, too. Maintaining your dental health is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us for regular checkups and cleanings.
Your dental health strategy should include:
- Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
- Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Use a fluoridated toothpaste and take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended.
- Seeing the dentist twice a year. We have to include this one. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip to our office, but the dentist can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.
If you’re due for a cleaning, please call us at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Our team works hard to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Services include geneal and family dentistry, and complete restorative dentistry services. Schecule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!