Oral Hygiene

Goose Creek Dentist Patient with Good Oral Hygiene

A Clean Mouth is a Happy Mouth

Routine checkups and cleanings keep your mouth healthy and your smile happy.

How often should you visit Dr. Barganier, Dr. Bale, and the hygiene team at Goose Creek Dental Care? According to the American Dental Association, you should see your Goose Creek dentist twice a year for a checkup and a cleaning.  Come visit us every six months to make sure your mouth stays in top shape, and please remember to plan on spending 45 to 90 minutes with us for each visit.  We know that life can be busy, but it’s always better with a healthy smile!

What is the best way to keep my mouth healthy between visits to the dentist?

Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is every bit as important as seeing your Goose Creek dentist. Here are some tips for staying on top of your dental health at home.

  • Flossing and brushing are the core elements of your home dental hygiene. Make sure to floss and brush at least twice a day, and use fluoride toothpaste to help prevent further tooth decay.
  • Keep an eye out for sugary foods, because they contribute to the formation of oral bacteria and plaque in your mouth. We also recommend completely avoiding tobacco in all forms as it can cause stains, gum disease, and debilitating oral cancer.
  • Do you want fresher breath? Brush your tongue! The bacteria that causes bad breath is headquartered on your tongue, so brushing it can help get rid of unpleasant tastes, odor, and halt the formation of plaque.
  • Life can get very busy and priorities are constantly shifting. Don’t let your family’s visits to the dentist slip through the cracks! Schedule routine cleanings and checkups every six months with Goose Greek Dental.

Give us a call!

Call your Goose Creek dentist today at (843) 779-9445 to schedule an appointment at Goose Creek Dental Care.