Oral Health Cheat Sheet

Dental visit

We know that keeping up with your oral health can be tough. How many times do I need to brush my teeth a day? Should I be flossing constantly? Is daily fluoride regimen healthy? These may be questions that you have asked yourself.  But have no fear; Tempe Smiles is here again to help you out! We’re the AZ family dentist who cares!


  • Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Most people will not brush for correct amount of time. Dentists recommend that you brush for at least 1 minute during each session.
  • Don’t neglect your back teeth! Gum disease can start in the back of the mouth so always remember to hit those molars!


  • It is imperative that you floss EVERY day. This is your greatest defense against gum disease and periodontal disease.
  • If you don’t like flossing with traditional floss you can use flossettes which are portable disposable flossing tools that some people prefer.
  • If you have braces ask you’re about options to get in between the braces.

Dental Visits

  • Dentist’s recommend that you visit at least twice a year to maintain optimal oral health.
  • If you are suffering from periodontal disease your dentist may recommend that you visit closer to four times a year.

Teeth Whitening

  • There are three different methods for teeth whitening.
    • In office procedures. The most effective but also the most expensive
    • Tooth whitening strips. These are inexpensive but take about three weeks to work
    • Tooth Whitening toothpaste

Have we not covered all of your questions? Come visit us and speak with your dentist for more information on procedures and oral health.

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When families in Tempe and surrounding areas want quality dental care for beautiful, healthy smiles, they turn toTempe Smiles Family Dental. As a full-service dental office, we offer a wide range of comprehensive dental services that includes general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

What’s more, with our commitment to using modern technology and contemporary clinical techniques, we can help your entire family enjoy comfortable and efficient treatment with every visit to our Tempe office.

Emergency Appointments Available

Call Tempe Smiles Family Dental today to schedule a checkup or consultation with one of our family dentists. We'll give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Saturday appointments available! We serve families in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas with full-service dentistry, reasonably priced.

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