Dental Hygiene

Pediatric Dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL

In addition to professional dental cleanings, good dental hygiene comes from habits at home. Dr. Sharon Varghese recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every night at bedtime. This helps prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.

There are several other things you can do at home to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Over the counter products like toothpastes and mouth rinses that contain fluoride are your best way to help reduce plaque and tartar. A balanced diet and a limit on sugary snacks can also contribute to good oral health.

Wash away sugars from foods and drinks with a glass of water after meals. Sodas and candies can contain acids that can wear away your teeth enamel. Your saliva is good at neutralizing these acids. Wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth to give your saliva time to protect your teeth.

Healthy habits at home can keep your teeth strong and beautiful. If you have any questions about your dental hygiene routine at home, contact us today.