Oral hygiene is the ongoing maintenance of cleaning your mouth and teethteeth to prevent dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and bad breath. Regular oral hygiene practices are important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and also prevents common dental problems from occurring. Dr. Marcel Lee recommends a clean and check up every six months to prevent dental problems. Regular dental check ups will catch problems early if they arise so that they can be treated and will help you financially in the long run.

There are also some conditions affecting the mouth that require good oral hygiene and maintenance. These conditions include:

There are also some conditions affecting the mouth which require good oral hygiene to heal and regenerate oral tissues. These conditions include:


Bad Oral Hygiene can be noted from a variety of symptoms, some of which can only be noticed by a trained professional during a dental examination or checkup. symptoms Include:

  • Discoloration of tongue, teeth, and gums
  • Oral Odor
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Swelling
  • Sore Throat
  • Ulcers
  • Presence of Plaque
  • Unhealthy Gums



The most effective treatment option is prevention, to come regularly to the dentist every six months. This ensures that the dentist can catch problems early and treat them before it is too late. Common treatments for minor symptoms can include:

  • Cleaning of teeth
  • Removing plaque
  • Flossing
  • Interdental brushes
  • Tongue cleaning
  • Oral irrigation