While Dr. Sumeet Bagai can supplement your dental care and provide you with a number of quality dental services at Dupage Dental Smiles, we cannot maintain your dental hygiene for you while you are at home. It is important to your dental health that you follow a healthy dental hygiene routine. You should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, as well as after lunch or snacks if possible. If you are not able to brush your teeth, you should take other steps such as drinking water, chewing sugarless gum, or using mouthwash until you are able to brush again.
When you are brushing your teeth, you should brush for at least two minutes, being sure to reach all the tooth surfaces in your mouth each time. While brushing, use a small circular motion, and do not forget to brush the tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth.
Flossing your teeth is another important aspect of good dental hygiene. You should floss at least twice a day as well to prevent plaque from building up between your teeth and your gums. Your gums may bleed the first few times you floss, but this will stop after flossing for a few days.
What you eat can also affect your dental health. You should eat a healthy, balanced diet that steers clear of soda, sugars, and simple starches. If you have any questions about proper dental hygiene in Warrenville, Illinois, we invite you to contact our office today to speak with our knowledgeable dentist and dental team.