Improve Your Oral Hygiene With These Tips From Our Lincoln Park Dentist

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Oct 27, 2015

There are certain things that you can do, every single day, in order to help boost your oral health. Our Lincoln Park dentists are here to help you learn more about simple steps that you can take to improve your smile.

First and foremost, it is very important that you follow all of the instructions from your dentist and dental team. For most people, this means brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and using mouth rinse if necessary. Additionally, the American Dental Association recommends that patients see their dentist every six months for professional dental cleanings.

Your dentist will let you know if you need to alter any of these general recommendations.

Here are some things that you can do throughout the day to give your smile extra help:

1. Drink plenty of water!

When you drink enough water, it is good for you whole body health, and it is good, specifically, for your oral health. When you are hydrated, your body is able to produce plenty of bacteria-neutralizing saliva. And, every time that you drink water, you help to dislodge dental debris that may have accumulated in your mouth.

2. Snack on crunchy veggies

We already know that vegetables are good for you, but did you know that eating crunchy vegetables can actually help your oral health as well? When you eat celery and carrots, for example, the chewing motion actually scrapes plaque from your dental enamel. And, because these vegetables are high in water content, eating them boosts saliva production.

Our Lincoln Park dentists are here to give you all of the tips and advice that you need in order to achieve, and then maintain, a healthy mouth. So please call our friendly dental team in order to learn more and schedule your consultation.