Oral hygiene is the cornerstone of dental health, playing a crucial role in preventing dental diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease and halitosis (bad breath). At Dentists at Memorial Park, our dedicated dentists, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson and Dr. Marc C. Sharp, emphasize the importance of maintaining a rigorous oral hygiene routine to ensure the health and longevity of your teeth and gums.

A comprehensive oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily to remove plaque and food particles between the teeth and below the gumline and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria that can cause gum disease. These practices are essential for removing the plaque that forms on teeth and gums, which if left untreated, can lead to cavities and periodontal disease.

In addition to at-home care, regular dental checkups and professional cleanings at our office are vital. We provide thorough examinations to detect any early signs of dental issues, offering treatments and advice tailored to your specific needs. Professional cleanings remove tartar (calcified plaque) that cannot be eliminated through brushing and flossing alone, preventing gum inflammation and disease.

Our team is committed to educating our patients on the best oral hygiene practices in Houston, Texas. We believe that preventive care is key to maintaining a healthy smile. Contact us at 713-861-8323 to schedule your next dental appointment. Let us partner with you in caring for your oral health, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles.