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.

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Patient Reviews
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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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  • 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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