National Oral Hygiene Month

At Beautiful Smiles in Memphis, TN, Dr. Elizabeth Lee is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. We encourage patients to practice an excellent oral hygiene routine and visits our Memphis dental office twice a year for routine comprehensive exams. Practicing at home preventive care helps your teeth remain healthy and avoid the development of dental problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. Visiting Beautiful Smiles for biannual comprehensive exams allows Dr. Lee to properly screen the teeth for complex dental problems. If Dr. Lee does discover a complex dental problem, she offers a range of restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry services to solve your dental issue. We offer personalized, patient-focused treatments to give patients a lasting, healthy smile. If you haven’t scheduled a preventive care visit, contact our Memphis dentists office and schedule an appointment with general dentist Dr. Lee.

Dental Hygiene Tips

Keeping your teeth clean benefits your oral health, as well as your overall health. At Beautiful Smiles, we motivate our patients to take care of their teeth at home to avoid the development of complex dental problems that may require lengthy, complex treatment. Taking care of your teeth now will save you time, money, and pain in the long run.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day. Brushing helps get rid of debris, freshen breath, and minimize your chance of developing cavities.
  • Floss your teeth every day. Flossing removes debris and food particles that brushing can not reach.
  • Rinse your mouth with an ADA approved mouthwash. Mouthwash helps remove bacteria and food particles that circulate in the mouth. If you aren’t sure with mouthwash is right for your needs, feel free to ask Dr. Lee which options best suit your needs.
  • Chew a sugar-free gum between meals to freshen breath, clean the mouth, and stimulate saliva.