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Ali Tekdogan DDS

Here are 5 important steps to taking care of your dental needs.

  1. Brush your teeth two to three times a day.
  2. Rinse with a fluoride mouthwash.
  3. Floss for best oral health.
  4. Visit your dentist at least two times a year.
  5. Maintain a healthy Diet.

Brush your teeth two times a day.

Brushing your teeth regularly is very important for both children and adults. It helps to remove the bacteria and plaque that cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is recommended that everybody brush their teeth two times a day. In the morning and before going to bed at night is recommended. Regular and thorough brushing removes the plaque that causes gum disease and decay. Brushing your teeth isn’t complicated, but there is a right way to do it.


Morning lesson of brushing teeth with mommy

Rinse with a fluoride mouthwash.

Fluoride mouth rinses or mouthwashes could help prevent tooth decay in people who are at risk for the disease. Talk to your oral health professional before using them. Never give fluoridated mouth rinses or mouthwashes to children under 6 years of age. These rinses contain very high levels of fluoride, and young children are more likely to swallow them.

Floss for best oral health.

It’s recommended to floss every night before brushing to remove anything your toothbrush is not able to get in between your teeth and gums. Many patients admit they skip this step, but it is an important part of a healthy routine. Flossing is important to remove food particles that have been stuck between your teeth, where even the best toothbrush can’t reach.

Visit your dentist at least two times a year.

Regular dental visits are important for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. In between those visits, it is essential that you work hard to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.  When you visit the dentist, you get more than clean, shiny teeth. Regular dental visits are a way to prevent dental disease and to check for signs of other diseases. If your mouth or neck do show any signs of disease, your dentist can help you get early treatment. 

Book your appointment with our dentist at Great Smile Deerfield.

Dentist conducts medical examination of patient teeth

Dentist conducts medical examination of patient teeth. Dental clinic services concept

 Maintain a healthy Diet.

  • A bidirectional relationship exists between oral health and diet and nutrition. Diet and nutrition affect the health of the tissues in the mouth; and the health of the mouth affects nutrients consumed.
  • The consumption of sugars has been associated with an increased risk of developing dental caries.
  • The complex nature of periodontal disease makes it difficult to determine its relationship with diet and nutrition.
  • Frequent consumption of acidic food and beverages is associated with an increased risk of erosive tooth wear.


Special thanks to some of our sources:

Dr. Ali Tekdogan, D.D.S.  Great Smile Deerfield –  

American Dental Association –

Canadian Dental Association –