We all have a routine that guides our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s getting the kids to school or eating at the same time, most us have our habits. Our Novi Michigan dental office is here to help you develop a great oral health routine — and to restore any dental problems that may arise in your life.

Dr. Ross and the staff is trained in every aspect of dentistry, and we work with every patient to develop an effective oral hygiene routine. From your dental cleanings and exams, you probably know it’s best to brush twice a day and floss regularly. That’s a great start, but there are many little things it’s easy to overlook as part of your oral healthy routine. We’ll explain a few of those today and tell you the best way to correct the problem.

If you’re in need of a great dentist, give us a call today at 248-697-2487 to schedule your first visit with us.

Not brushing long enough

We mentioned earlier that it’s best to brush your teeth twice a day. That’s the first part. But you need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes at a time. From our experience, patients tend to brush harder instead of longer. You don’t need to scrub your teeth hard. In fact, plaque is soft and can be easily removed with precise brushing. Rather than vigorously scrubbing the teeth, you need to carefully brush every corner of your mouth to remove harmful plaque buildup. If you have young children or need a little help with the time, try to download free apps that can guide you through your brushing.

Not finding the right dentist

There are thousands of dentists across America. Some are specialists, but a majority are general dentists. Not every general dentist can handle all of your dental needs. In fact, many of these dentists will refer you to other dentists for a number of services. Our Novi, Michigan dental office can handle every aspect of your dental care. In addition to general maintenance, we can replace missing teeth with dental implants or even treat your sleep apnea.

Whenever you find the right dentist or your needs, you’ll save yourself time and have less hassle in the office.

Overlooking dental pain

Dealing with dental pain is a major problem. It can affect you every time you eat or drink, disrupting your everyday life. Your teeth and gums should not hurt. Period. If something in your mouth is hurting, then something is wrong. Tooth pain can be the first sign of tooth decay or even an infected root. Then, it’s also possible that dental pain can be a sign of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Unfortunately, people often ignore dental problems and pain, but a dentist is the only person who can stop infection.

It’s easy to make dental mistakes and to see your smile fade. Don’t let that happen. Call our Novi, MI dental office at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to request an appointment.