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How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

When you’re looking for a Green Bay family dentist, we at Oral Health Associates strive to be your choice. With our wide selection of family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services, we’re capable of giving you the smile of your dreams. However, the first building block of having a beautiful smile starts with a good oral hygiene regimen. When it comes to having a good oral hygiene regimen, one of the most important parts is determining the frequency of your brushing. So what’s the optimal number of times you should brush your teeth a day? We’ll be happy to tell you!

Twice Is Nice!

The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day and flossing daily as well. While it’s often suggested to brush after every meal, this isn’t actually necessary; brushing twice a day is perfectly fine for maintaining great oral hygiene.

However, if you happen to be wearing braces, you’ll want to brush four times a day – once after every meal and again before bedtime. The reason for this difference is because a patient with braces has many more crevices in his or her mouth where food particles can get trapped and cause damage. This is why it’s important to make an even more committed brushing effort if you’re wearing braces.

What Can Happen If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth

While we all understand that if you didn’t brush your teeth , you’d end up with cavities, gum disease, possible tooth loss, and an assortment of other oral problems, poor oral hygiene can lead to many non-oral health issues as well. A lack of good oral hygiene can lead to the possibility of developing:

  • Higher levels of stress
  • A higher chance of a stroke
  • Respiratory diseases including pneumonia
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cognitive problems such as Alzheimer’s

Contact Your Green Bay Family Dentist Today!

If you have any further questions, we encourage you to Contact Us and let us know. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, feel free to give us a call at (920) 437-3376 or fill out our online Request an Appointment!. We hope to hear from you and help you attain the smile of your dreams!

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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