Protect Your Teeth For Years To Come With These Tips From Our Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 8, 2016

Our Elmhurst dentists offer all kinds of restorative dentistry treatments to help patients rebuild and repair their smiles. However, our number one goal is always to help our patients avoid dental damage in the first place. Simple preventive measures can go a long way toward ensuring that you enjoy a healthy and strong smile for years to come.

Today we are going to be discussing a few simple things that you can do every single day in order to safeguard your smile. Try to implement some of these healthy habits into your daily routine, and start reaping the benefits!

1. Drink plenty of water every single day, so that your body is able to produce saliva. Saliva is your body’s natural way to neutralize bacteria and re-mineralize dental enamel.

2. Rinse your mouth with water after you eat or drink. This simple action can dislodge dental debris, and minimize the amount of time that harmful substances are able to sit on your dental enamel.

3. Make sure that you are not chewing on hard candies and/or ice. Hard and abrasive substances such as these can cause micro-cracks in your enamel.

4. Choose floss when you need to refresh your smile throughout the day. If you have something stuck in your teeth (it happens to all of us!) don’t use a toothpick to pry it out—reach for floss instead. Floss is less likely to damage your enamel and/or your gum tissue.

Your dentist will be able to give you even more tips on how to best care for your smile every day. If you’d like to speak to our Elmhurst dentists about preventive or restorative dental care, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. We have the information that you need to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile!