Dental Hygiene Specialist

Dental Distinction

General Dentists located in Plano, TX

Good dental hygiene is one of the simplest steps you can take to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. Mohammed Mansour, DDS, BDS, MS, is an experienced dentist at Dental Distinction in Plano, Texas. With the help of his team, Dr. Mansour can improve your dental hygiene habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To learn more, call Dental Distinction or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Hygiene Q & A

What is dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene refers to the way you care for your oral health. That includes how often you brush and floss, the types of foods you eat, your lifestyle habits, and how often you visit Dr. Mansour for preventive teeth cleanings.

Good dental hygiene is essential for protecting your teeth and gums from decay and disease. These preventive precautions can help minimize your risk of:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth erosion
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Cracked or broken teeth

Regular visits to Dental Distinction gives you a chance to connect with Dr. Mansour, so he can detect early signs of dental concerns. With early intervention, he can help create a plan that reduces your chances of extensive dental work in the future.

How often should I visit my dentist for good dental hygiene?

Dr. Mansour recommends visiting Dental Distinction at least twice a year, or once every six months, to maintain your dental hygiene. If you have an underlying issue, such as gum disease or tooth decay, he may ask you to come in more often to prevent additional dental problems.

When you visit Dr. Mansour and his team regularly, they can detect and treat dental problems as soon as they develop, which improves your overall outcome.

If you have gingivitis, for example, Dr. Mansour can treat any inflammation or redness you experience with a simple cleaning. Waiting too long to seek treatment puts you at risk of needing more invasive treatments, such as scaling and root planing. 

How can my dentist improve my dental hygiene?

One primary preventive treatment that Dr. Mansour provides is a routine teeth cleaning. During this visit, the team examines your face and mouth for signs of dental disease before cleaning your teeth and gums. 

These visits also serve as check-ins for you and Dr. Mansour. After evaluating your dental hygiene, he may make certain recommendations to improve your oral health. These include:

  • Nutrition changes
  • Lifestyle modifications (quitting smoking, etc.)
  • Brushing more regularly
  • Flossing
  • Using a mouth rinse

To learn more about the benefits of good dental hygiene, call Dental Distinction or schedule an appointment online today.