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3 Brushing Habits to Break Today

February 25, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — atriumfamily @ 11:47 pm

The ADA has listed several brushing habits they want you to break.  Here are our top 3 from their list.

  1. We don’t brush long enough.  Most people brush their teeth for 45 seconds, but the optimal time for brushing is a full two minutes a day, twice per day, according to
  2. We brush too soon after a meal.  Brushing after a meal is a good idea, but wait at least 30 minutes, especially if you enjoyed something acidic, such as lemons or soda. recommends chewing sugarless gum or drinking water while waiting to brush.
  3. We brush too hard.  Ease up! According to, some people brush their teeth harder than they need to for an effective cleaning. “Too much pressure may wear down the hard outer shell on your teeth and damage your gums,” according to the website.

Try breaking your unhealthy brushing habits today.  Come see us for more helpful tips, and remember twice a year, regular cleaning is best.

General Dentistry Overview

February 1, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — atriumfamily @ 12:00 pm

The first step towards a perfect smile is to be sure you have a healthy smile. This is the result of good oral hygiene and regular general dentistry treatments. At Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL our patients work with Dr. Shane Sudman to ensure they have the healthiest smiles possible. This is done with regular exams and cleanings and any treatments that need to be performed to prevent or halt decay or damage.

Our general dentistry treatments include those exams and cleanings, but also fillings, root canals and any dental repairs. This may include the use of crowns, bonding, implants, dentures and more.