What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and carrot sticks? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging pathway? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are in great shape? If you pictured a white, healthy smile or a dental X-ray showing no cavities, we salute you.
At David A. Rice, DDS, we encourage everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include oral health in your definition of “healthy living.”
When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are a vital component of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to safeguard your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes, and be sure you reach all the surfaces.
Flossing should be done once a day and is necessary for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Elgin stores, so experiment until find one you like.
I’m Dr. David Rice of David A. Rice, DDS. As a healthcare provider, I am committed to helping each of my patients reap the benefits of oral health and avoid tooth and gum problems that can compromise their all-around health.
And just as some healthcare providers serve you with cosmetic procedures, I also provide services that improve the aesthetics of your smile. Ask us about porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces, white fillings, inlays/onlays, and same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call David A. Rice, DDS today at 847-741-2353 or visit our contact page.