Dental Hygiene

Dentist in Burlington

Professional dental cleanings are important for maintaining great oral health. However, it is vital that you continue good dental hygiene at home as well.

Dr. Mary Makhlouf recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss daily. This helps prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.

There are additional ways to help keep teeth strong and healthy. Toothpastes and mouth rinses with fluoride are available over-the-counter. Eating a balanced diet and limiting sugary snacks can also contribute to good oral health.

When you can, drink a glass of water after meals. This can help wash away sugars from foods and drinks. If you are on chemotherapy and throw up, make sure to rinse your mouth afterwards with water.  Wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth to avoid brushing off brittle enamel affected by the acid.  30 minutes of swishing on and off with water will neutralize the acid effects.

Healthy dental hygiene habits can help keep your teeth strong and beautiful. If you have any questions about your current dental hygiene routine, please contact us.