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All About Dental Hygiene - Your Family Dentist Near Burbank

All About Dental Hygiene

Oral health is directly related to how clean and healthy our teeth and gums are, therefore, good oral healthcare begins with proper dental care. Good dental care begins with good hygiene practices, and this means that preventative at-home care is just as important as dental check-ups.

While your dentist provides examinations and professional cleanings, you are responsible for ensuring you keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible with daily at-home care. Your dental regimen should consist of several key steps in order to truly prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

The right at-home dental care routine should only take a few minutes out of your day, and consists of the following steps:

  1. Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day
    In order to keep your teeth and gums clean, it is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is also wise to brush in between meals and after consuming sugary snacks or drinks.
  2. Floss
    Flossing every day, at least once a day, is an important part of any good dental routine. This is because food particles will gather between your teeth that cannot be reached with a brush. If left to sit, they will develop into plaque. It is usually best to floss your teeth before you go to bed.
  3. Eat A Balanced Diet
    Eating well is not only good for your body, it is also specifically beneficial to your oral health. Be sure to take in the recommended doses of essential vitamins and minerals, avoid as many sugary and acidic foods as possible, and rinse your mouth after eating or drinking things that will stain your teeth. It is also a good idea to brush your teeth or rinse after eating acidic or sugary foods.
  4. Visit Your Dentist
    It is recommended that you go to your dentist twice a year for check-ups. This is because a dentist will examine your teeth, and can catch any potential issues before they become serious. You will also receive a professional cleaning to get rid of any debris or plaque brushing and flossing cannot reach.

Visit Us at Oak Lawn Smiles

At Oak Lawn Smiles, we strive to provide our patients with the best dental care possible. This includes at-home dental care instructions to maintain your dental health and oral hygiene. We also offer a number of professional services, from cleanings and cosmetic dentistry in Burbank, to emergency care and dental implants in Burbank.

If you feel like you need some assistance planning the perfect dental care routine, or you want to be able to rely on your dentist for more comprehensive treatment, contact Oak Lawn Smiles today- Our team is always here to help!

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I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.
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Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!
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I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!
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I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.
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I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.
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The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.
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I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.

Susan W.

Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!

Chuck K.

I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!

Laurie

I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.

Nicki F

I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.

Andrew J

The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.

Terri L