American Dental Center
1441 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083

Oral Hygiene in Union, NJ

Do you want to achieve optimal dental health? Your best course of action is to have great dental hygiene. However, there’s more to oral health than just caring for your teeth and gums at home. You must also visit your dentist regularly for cleanings. Our dentists are dedicated to helping you learn good oral hygiene in Union.

What Is Oral Health?

If you let plaque and tartar build on your teeth and around your gums, you’re likely to develop cavities and gingivitis. Preventing this buildup highlights the importance of dental hygiene by reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Good oral hygiene requires daily flossing, twice daily brushing and biannual professional dental cleanings. Visit our office for more information about the benefits of proper oral care.

What Are Some Tips for Healthy Teeth?

Having a clean, healthy smile starts with how you care for your teeth and gums at home. If you aren’t sure about how to begin, use these oral hygiene tips:

  • Use a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles to clean your teeth following every meal
  • Avoid drinking too many sugary or sweet beverages, such as soda
  • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride to keep the enamel on your teeth strong
  • Schedule regular teeth cleanings with a dentist each year
  • Don’t use products that contain tobacco
  • Floss each day, thoroughly

These healthy teeth tips can help you develop good oral care habits. They can reduce your risk for cavities, bad breath and other oral health conditions.

How Can I Keep Up with My Oral Health?

Using proper dental hygiene techniques at home is essential to having healthy teeth. However, you can’t only take care of your teeth at home. Going to the dentist for regular professional cleanings is the best way to reduce your risk of tooth decay. Good oral hygiene also protects your body against chronic infection and inflammation. Make a teeth cleaning appointment with us to achieve the sparkling smile that you want.

How Do I Teach Good Dental Habits to My Kids?

You can set the foundation for your children to have healthy teeth and gums when you give them positive oral hygiene instructions. Starting from age one, you should take your kids to the dentist for an evaluation. Schedule regular dental visits to help prevent tooth disease and cavities. If your kids aren’t interested in caring for their teeth or are afraid of the dentist, our staff can show you some activities and tricks to make dental care fun. This may include coloring or getting a healthy snack after dental appointments. Ask us more about proper dental care for children.

What Is a Good Daily Dental Care Routine?

Excellent oral hygiene practices and professional cleanings are necessary to prevent the progression of dental health issues. Your daily dental care routine needs to start with purchasing the correct products. These include floss, a fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles and can reach each area of your mouth. You need to floss daily and brush a minimum of twice daily. One of the most important times to brush your teeth is before you go to bed. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff any questions you have about starting your dental hygiene routine.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly, professional, clean office, professional receptionist, and overall all a nice experience. Dr. Lobaton-Palacios and Dr. Goldstein was the best! Explained all the procedures, […]
Marcus W.
Thank you for a great service! Staff is accommodating.
Keia V.
I have been going to American Dental since 2000. I love the service it is excellent. Everything I go it gets better. I had Karen as my hygienist and she was wonderful and very thorough and made my […]
George G.
i have been going here for 20 yrs or more .Everyone is friendly and makes you feel,welcomed as soon as you walk into the door . I love everyone here and never once did I have a bad experience . I […]
Lorraine L.
Been coming here for years my whole family and loves the staff and they make us feel welcome everytime. They have payment plans and everything. When my son’s insurence wouldn’t cover the […]
Christina R.
Dr. Ponquinette was amazing!!! I was terrified about getting my tooth extracted and was worried that it would be painful. But with his caring and humorous personality, he made the whole process quick […]
Fedeline F.
As usual, I received expert, compassionate care during my last visit to Am Dental Center. Special thanks to Karen, the ExRay specialist, and the Doctor and assistant who fixed my chipped tooth. […]
Robin C.
Utterly Amazing. My whole family has gotten work done here and they’ve done nothing but treat us with great bedside manner, kindness, and great work. Dr. Ramasway is the best orthodontist […]
Karyne B.
Thank you Dr. Boyer, as you and your assisting associates were truly amazing!! And a great big thanks to Dr Paltac, Top Director of this team of Dentistry. God only knows how much I hate going to the […]
Lorraine C.
I am very happy with my Dentist. My experience has been great. I find her to be caring, attentive, polite and most of all very professional.
Dana K.
I was beyond Nervous… After being talked to explaining what was getting done.. The dentist assist helped me calm down & the experience wasn’t as bad as I thought.. AMAZING STAFF ! […]
Anitra H.
Great customer service and financing was very clear on total cost.
Kathy P.
My whole family has been going to American Dental for more than 5 years. They did my son’s braces and he now has perfect teeth. My hygienist Kerstin and X-ray tech Keisha are the best!
Joan W.
Even though I can’t afford it right now I would recommend someone them. Service was marvelous from the beginning to the end.
Kermit W.
Usually I don’t like going to the dentist (who does). However, the staff here is very friendly and they are very quick too. I had a cleaning and x rays in under an hour. For years I dreaded the […]
Anonymous
Doctor was very patiented and constantly asked was I okay, as well as the dental assistant. It was a very pleasant experience. I would definately recommend family and friends to this dentist. Very […]
Anonymous
The entire staff from front desk to the Dentists are professional & make you feel comfortable ! I am a new patient and I’ve finally found a solid dental office ! They have the total […]
Yolanda L.
Great experience with very professional people at American dental. Looking forward to my next appointment.
Brenda B.
I came in after having had substantial pain over the weekend. I was frustrated – and probably not easy to deal with. The front desk, together with Lily, and the dentist, were incredibly patient […]
Achilles V.
Extremely friendly staff!!
Andrea E.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri. – Closed
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (908) 280-0450
Fax: (908) 851-9079
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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