October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

This month we are highlighting the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine. Dr. Brad Gorsky is a highly trained and experienced Manhattan, NY dentist, who is dedicated to providing patients with complete, patient-focused dental care. We encourage our patients to take charge of their oral health and practice preventive dental care in and out of our New York dental office. Dr. Gorsky advises patients to visit his New York dentists office twice a year for routine preventive care exams. During a routine preventive care exam, Dr. Gorsky thoroughly examines the mouth, teeth, gums, jawbone, and muscles to ensure they are working in harmony. It is vital for all part of the mouth to work together to provide a healthy, functional smile. If we spot any sign of dysfunction, Dr. Gorsky will design a treatment plan to help improve your smile. However, in order to minimize your chance of developing a complex dental problem, it is important to practice preventive dental care at home by following a proper oral hygiene routine.

Oral Hygiene Routine

Developing and following a proper oral hygiene routine does not take a great deal of time and offers lifelong benefits for your smile. Follow these key tips to improve your oral hygiene routine.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes.
  • Floss your teeth! Flossing helps remove plaque and debris that may be hiding between the teeth. There is a range of different types of floss, so pick one that is comfortable for you.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Mouthwash helps flush of food particles and bacteria that accumulate in the mouth.
  • Chew sugar-free gum after each meal to help clean your teeth. Chewing sugar-free gum can help keep your breath fresh and get rid of debris that circulates in the mouth.

Schedule an Appointment

If you haven’t scheduled a preventive care exam, visit our New York dental office. Dr. Gorsky will examine your smile and provide the dental service you need to restore beauty and function back into your smile. If you have any questions regarding your oral health, please feel free to ask Dr. Gorksy during your visit. Patients can contact our New York dentist office or schedule an appointment online.