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By Franklin Dental
April 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Brushing your teeth after meals and flossing once a day are the cornerstones of a good oral hygiene routine, so if you are already there, oral hygienecongratulations and keep up the good work! But there are a few other essential steps to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and many people are unaware that common dietary and lifestyle habits can have a negative effect on their smile and oral health. Dr. John Olsen, your dentist in Franklin, WI, offers a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services for children and adults.

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment in Franklin, WI

In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefits of practicing good oral hygiene - whiter teeth and fresher breath to name a few - your short and long-term oral hygiene habits will have an effect on your dental and general health as well. From tooth decay to gum disease, how (and how often) you brush and floss, go to the dentist for a checkup and professional cleaning, whether you smoke, and what you eat and drink are some of the factors that can damage your teeth and gums. Some studies have shown that oral health problems can also cause general health complications as well, especially for people with cardiac conditions or diabetes.

Oral Hygiene Tips and Tricks

In addition to brushing and flossing enough, try to visit the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Change your toothbrush every three to four months, and make sure you brush the entire tooth surface (and don't neglect your tongue!) Be mindful of how much sugar you eat (and drink), and avoid smoking, which can increase your risk of periodontal damage and potentially make oral health problems harder to treat.

Find a Dentist in Franklin, WI

It is never too late to turn your oral health around. For more information on the best oral hygiene practices and dental treatments for you and your family, contact Franklin Dental by calling 414-425-7050 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olsen today.


Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.


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