Dentist - Eastpointe
18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 771-1460

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18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

 Call Dr. Jost at 313-802-1460 if you are an established patient with an emergency. Thank you.

Dr. Jost has been my family's dentist for the past 25 years. His professionalism and care have been outstanding! I have sent many friends and family to him, and no one has been disappointed. He is gentle, kind, considerate and delivers excellent dental care. -  Bonnie
Clinton Twp, M

Most people say they HAVE to go to the dentist. My husband and I both LIKE to go! After 30 some years, we consider Dr. Jost and his staff part of our family. Whenever we have an "emergency," Dr. Jost makes time for us. To anyone looking for a dentist - give Dr. Jost a try. You won't be disappointed, and your smile will thank you.  Go Red Wings!

- Jeff & Debbie, Centerline, MI

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
June 05, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Dental HygieneCleaning your teeth daily is crucial to ensuring that teeth decay and gum disease stay far away from your smile. However, it is easy to fall into bad habits which could have a detrimental effect on your teeth. How do your daily oral hygiene habits measure up to your dentist’s recommendations? Will your routine help your teeth stay free from teeth decay and gum disease? Find out more about keeping your smile healthy with a strong oral care routine with Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI.

Which habits should make up my daily oral care routine? 
Your daily oral care routine is a crucial part of keeping bacteria, plaque, and tartar off the teeth. These elements cause teeth decay and, if removed from the teeth, prevent the decay process from ever beginning. If allowed to remain on the teeth, they begin eating through the enamel and forming a cavity. Daily oral health routines, regardless of the patient’s age and dental condition should consist of brushing twice a day and flossing between each tooth at least once. These daily tasks should always go hand-in-hand with routine dental examinations and professional cleanings with your dentist.

How often should I see my dentist? 
Seeing your dentist is crucial to keeping your smile clean and healthy. If allowed to remain on the teeth, plaque, which you can remove with brushing and flossing, hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by the techniques used during a professional dental cleaning. The American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist at least twice a year for examinations and cleanings. During these appointments, your dentist will have the opportunity to find and treat issues like cavities or gum disease early, with less invasive procedures than if they were more advanced. A professional cleaning also ensures that all evidence of plaque and tartar is gone from the teeth, allowing you a clean slate until your next biannual appointment.

Routine Examinations and Professional Cleanings in Eastpointe, MI 
Your oral habits are an important facet of your overall oral health. For more information on keeping up with your oral hygiene or to learn more about routine dental examinations and cleanings, please contact Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI. Call (586) 771-1460 to ask about your next examination and cleaning today!


Dr. Jost

Peter Jost, DDS, PC

Dr. Jost is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he received first- rate training in all aspects of general dentistry.  In 1983

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