Elmhurst Family Dentist Helps You Start Your New Year Off Right With Thoughtful Dental Care

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Dec 27, 2016

As 2017 begins, now is the time to make sure that you are starting your dental routine off right in the new year! Our Elmhurst dentists are here to help you craft a personalized oral health plan that works for you and your life.

Take the opportunity now, while you’re thinking about the year ahead, to schedule your professional dental cleanings for the year. Most dental patients should be completing professional cleanings every six months or so. If you need to be going more frequently, your dentist will help you figure out a better professional cleaning schedule.

Give our office a call to get your professional cleanings on the calendar so that you don’t fall behind!

Now is also a great time to recommit to your daily oral hygiene routine. During the holidays we are prone to indulging in all kinds of sugary treats and drinks. This can lead to an increase in plaque accumulation and tartar build up.

In the new year, make sure that you are brushing your teeth every morning and night and flossing every night. It is most beneficial to floss your teeth at night right before you brush teeth. This allows you to dislodge dental debris and plaque before you brush it away.

Another thing that you can do in order to boost your oral health as well as you overall health is to drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated allows your body to produce plenty of saliva; saliva works to neutralize bacteria and remineralize dental enamel!

Our Elmhurst dentists are here to provide you with any additional information that you may need about how to care for your smile, and how to establish a strong oral hygiene routine in the new year. Call our office to get started, or use the Contact Us page on our website in order to get started!