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
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.
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.
My husband and I had appointments for 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on August 30th, 2017. As soon as we walked in the Patient Administrator was very cordial and personable and confirmed the reason for our […]
Nancy M.
Great Team at American Dental Always professional
Virginia W.
I always have a great experience when Kiersten cleans my teeth. The wait time was great along with the in and out time. The only issue I have is scheduling an appointment, only because Saturdays are […]
Floyd A.
Had a great experience with Keisha the x ray technician and my Hygenist Maria. Maria is the reason I continue to come back. Great hours!!
LA R.
dr ram is the best out there :)
Kaycie V.
Excellent!!!
Cynthia M.
Love maria the hygienist
Joe C.
Great place. Especially not being a fan of the dentist, great staff and great environment!!!
Yancey E.
Quick, friendly, and thorough!!!
Linea J.
Wonderful
Barbara W.
This place is a nice place to be, the workers are great, caring set of people, hardworking and no wastenof time.infact am still here ryt now.
Yetunde K.
Great experience! Called at 9, was fixed by 12:30!
Gail S.
Keisha made my x-ray experience wonderful, especially first thing in the morning. Would definitely recommend American Dental to friends and family.
JAF 9.
María Isabel the best hygenist ever
David C.
Received very good services.
Inge V.
practice works like clockwork. everyone was kind and professional. Perfect cleaning by Madi, comfortable x-rays taken by Charkisa, Dr Paltac was perfect ad knowledgeable. The front desk ladies were […]
Anonymous
My experience with American Dental had been a great one! Friendly Staff!
Jasmine G.
Great doctors and and late and wkend hours
Jahon B.
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) 279-0623
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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