Practicing Oral Hygiene For A Healthier Smile

Practicing excellent oral hygiene is one of the best lines of defense against complex dental problems. Nixa, MO Dentist Dr. Jacob McLauchlin recommends that patients develop an excellent oral hygiene routine and visit his office twice a year for preventive care visits. Maintaining optimal oral health relies on how well you take care of your teeth. Dr. McLauchlin strives to educate his patients on the knowledge they need to improve their oral health. If you have any questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine, please don’t hesitate to contact our Nixa, MO dentist office.

Improving Your Oral Health

Finding an oral hygiene routine that works for you is imperative to maintain the overall health of your smile. As an experienced dentist, Dr. McLauchlin knows the importance of properly cleaning your teeth. Properly cleaning your teeth helps minimize the chance of developing complex dental issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth to get rid of debris hiding between the teeth, prevent plaque buildup, minimize your chance of developing gingivitis.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash to help remove debris, fight cavities, and freshen your breath.
  • Chew sugarless gum to promote saliva productivity, reduce tooth decay, and strengthen the enamel.

Following these simple steps can help improve your oral health. As a dentist, we want to help patients achieve a healthier smile. Achieving a healthier smile requires a partnership between you and your dentist. Dr. McLauchlin will work with each patient to help them achieve a functional, healthy, and beautiful smile.

Schedule An Appointment

If you any questions concerning your oral health or need to schedule a preventive care exam, visit our Nixa, MO dentist office. Dr. McLauchlin is committed to providing patient-focused, advanced dental care. He will address any concerns, question, and goals during your visit to provide you with the dental care you need. If you need to set up an appointment, patients can call our office or schedule an appointment online.


413 N. McCroskey St.
Nixa, MO 65714



Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed