Your home care routine is extremely important for your smile and oral health. While receiving regular preventive care from dental professionals at our office plays an important role in keeping your teeth, gums and smile healthy, nothing can replace a good oral hygiene regimen at home. Taking care of your smile at home is essential to ensuring that it remains healthy.
Good dental hygiene includes a variety of habits and practices performed daily. These habits include:
- Brushing at least twice each day. It is especially important that you brush before going to bed. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and an ADA-approved, fluoridated toothpaste.
- Floss daily. Flossing removes plaque, food debris and other decay-causing factors from between your teeth.
- Eat a balanced, nutritious diet. Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
- Continue to visit our dentist every six months for preventive care. This will ensure that any problems are diagnosed and treated quickly.
During your regular visits to Arrowhead Family Dentistry, our dentist and a hygienist will review your oral hygiene routine with you. We may make recommendations on ways you can improve your home care so that you can continue to keep your mouth and smile healthy.
For more information about home care in San Bernardino, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt, we invite you to call Arrowhead Family Dentistry today at 909-889-3300.