Elmhurst Dentist Helps Patients Perfect Personalized Oral Hygiene Plans

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 27, 2021

Our Elmhurst dentists know that every one of our patients is unique. This is why it is so important that we take the time to help people develop effective, personalized oral hygiene plans. Today we are going to explain what kinds of things we take into account when working with patients to develop strong dental plans.

Before we get started our team will assess the state of your smile. This thorough investigation will provide us with a foundation from which we can build your dream smile.

The next thing that we’ll talk about is what you should do day to day in order to care for your smile. The general recommendation from the American Dental Association is that patients brush two times a day and floss once a day. Our dental team will let you know if your smile requires any additional daily care.

We’ll also discuss what kind of professional dental treatments you should pursue:

  • Professional dental cleanings at least twice a year help to keep plaque and tartar to a minimum
  • Some patients benefit from preventive treatments, like dental sealants, that make it more difficult for oral bacteria to take root in your smile
  • If you have existing dental cavities, our team will recommend a treatment protocol to suit your needs
  • We can also help you overcome gum infections and periodontal disease

As part of your oral hygiene plan, we’ll talk about what you can do in order to achieve the aesthetic dental results you’ve been dreaming of. From same-day treatments like dental bonding, to multi-phased options like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, we can help you figure out how cosmetic treatments can work for you.

If you participate in contact or extreme sports, our dentist may also outfit you with a custom mouth guard, to protect your smile. Simple preventive steps, like wearing a mouth guard when playing sports, can be hugely beneficial over the long term.

To learn more about the treatments we offer, and schedule a date and time for your personal consultation, please call our Elmhurst dentists!