If you want to have a healthy, great-looking smile, then there are some things that you will need to do at home every day of your life. But more than that, you will also need to find a dentist’s office in Illinois that you can trust to keep up with your ever-changing dental needs. That’s why we would love for you to come in to any one of our four convenient locations (in St. Charles, South Elgin, Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL) and see what Brar Dentistry can do for you.
In the meantime, today, we wanted to share some of Dr. Brar’s tips for a successful oral health routine. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to arrange for your next preventive dentistry checkup! We’ll make sure you leave with a big smile on your face!
Start By Brushing The Right Way
The American Dental Association says that you should brush two or more times a day for two or more minutes per session. We agree! This will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay from over-running your mouth. Remember: even before you get your first set of teeth, there is dangerous bacteria on the loose, just waiting to do you harm. We do have one thing to watch out for: brushing your teeth right after eating. This can actually do more harm than good. So, when at all possible, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing!
Floss Like You Mean It!
Here’s something to think about: even when you have excellent brushing habits, you still won’t be able to get to all of the surfaces in your mouth where food, plaque, and other bad things can build up waiting to cause bigger problems. Those spaces between your teeth are difficult to keep clean. You wouldn’t want to create a mess that is painful and costly to clean up!
Find The Fluoride!
Rinsing with fluoride is a great way to protect your smile and it will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean. That’s why we want you to make it a regular component of your routine. That won’t be hard to do since it is contained in many mouthwashes and toothpastes. Beyond that, your dentist can always set you up with a more intensive fluoride treatment the next time you are here.
Visit Brar Dentistry Every Six Months (At Least)!
You already know that there are certain things you just can’t do at home over the bathroom sink. When you visit our dentist’s office frequently, our team can provide you with professional teeth cleanings, gum disease evaluation, comprehensive checkups, diagnostic exams and advise you on cavity-prevention techniques.
We can also screen for oral cancer and look for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body. Dr. Brar has invested heavily in the sort of tools, training, and technology that will keep you healthy and happy. But we won’t be able to do you much good if you never come around to see us. So, please look at your oral health as a partnership!
You Can Start Today!
Now that you know how easy it can be to boost the health and appearance of your smile, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is contact our office today to arrange for your next session with Dr. Brar! You can stop in and visit us at any one of our four locations in St. Charles, South Elgin, Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL. We will be happy to help you schedule an appointment, answer your questions, or provide help with whatever else you may need.