4 Steps To Daily Oral Health

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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Take Care Of Your Oral Health Every Day 

Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry provide the Gresham area with top-notch professional dental services. We urge Gresham locals to out the services of Michael McKeel, DMD when they are in need of dental care or dental care advice. 

Your Daily Routine For Oral Health 

Most Gresham locals will know that they need to brush their teeth at least twice daily. But do you know what a complete daily oral health routine looks like? It’s about more than just brushing your teeth.  

Brushing Teeth 

Of course, your oral health routine starts with brushing your teeth. Get all surfaces of your teeth, use gentle circular motions, and brush for at least two minutes. 


At least once a day after brushing, floss your teeth as well. Be sure to floss both sides of each tooth. Use a long enough piece of floss, about 45cm, that you’re able to move on to a clean piece of floss every time you switch teeth. 

Cleaning Your Tongue 

Whether you brush your tongue with your toothbrush, use floss to gently scrape your tongue, or use a tongue scraper, you should make sure to clean your tongue. Bacteria can build up on your tongue and lead to infection and disease. 

Using Mouthwash 

Mouthwash is used to clear debris left over in your mouth after brushing, flossing, and cleaning your tongue. Switch mouthwash in your mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before spitting it out. 

Get Smiles In An Hour At McKeel Family Dentistry 

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding. 

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistrydental bondingexams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888. 

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