Maintain Good Oral Hygiene with Your Oak Brook Dentist

HygieneThe maintenance of good oral hygiene is an essential part of your daily routine if you want to keep your smile healthy. If you want to preserve the health, beauty and quality of your smile and enjoy the full benefit it gives to you, you will need to practice good oral hygiene measures.

A dentist can only do so much in the office. Apart from taking regular trips to the dentist every six months, and receiving proper hygiene instructions from your hygienist, you need to understand that the maintenance of good oral health is going to be dependent on the oral habits you keep.

Our recommended dental hygiene practices:

  1. Brushing is the most basic oral hygiene measure you cannot neglect. Everyone should brush at least twice a day or after your meal. The right type of toothbrush and toothpaste should be used, and the right brushing technique should be performed.
  2. Flossing in between teeth is important because tooth brushing does not exactly remove food particles that have become stuck in between the teeth. Take about 12-inches of the floss and wrap one end on your index finger and the other end, on the opposite arm, and follow the smooth contour of the tooth.
  3. Oral rinsing with mouthwash does more than to make your breath fresher. If it is properly medicated it can kill bacteria in the mouth and help significantly reduce microorganisms.

About hygiene equipments

Tongue_scraperThere are other types of oral hygiene equipment and tools that you can use. You can use a tongue scraper to remove plaque accumulation on the tongue. Or you can make use of the Waterpik which is a high-powered machine that sprays water into the mouth to remove debris from the teeth surfaces. Also, you can make use of a polisher that is an adjunct to your brushing technique, so that you can get a smoother and shinier polish.

To know more on how you can maintain good oral hygiene, Call Oak Brook Smiles today or convenient online scheduling.

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