Home Dental Care Middlebury CT
Middlebury, CT patients ready to learn more about home dental care, will want to connect with Dr. Arsalan Elahi and his team at Middlebury Dental Center. Our dental team is committed to educating patients on preventive care and the advantages of taking a more proactive approach to dental health. With daily care of the smile, most patients can keep problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay at bay.
What should I do to maintain a healthy smile?
Home dental care is vital to a healthier, more beautiful smile. Our practice encourages patients to follow these recommendations to keep their teeth and gums healthy between routine dental visits and examinations every six months:
- Brushing teeth – tooth brushing is a great way to keep the teeth clean before, after, and between meals. Patients should brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association.
- Flossing teeth – food particles can become trapped between the teeth and convert sugars and acids into bacteria and plaque. Flossing at least once a day to remove these food particles is an effective way of protecting the smile.
- Oral rinsing – after brushing and flossing, patients can use a mouth rinse aid that offers an extra layer of protection for the smile. Many of these mouthwashes have fluoride, and some provide specific benefits, such as freshening breath or fighting dry mouth.
- Eating right – avoiding sugars and acidic foods and beverages is another step patients can take in protecting the smile. By evaluating the way you eat, you can significantly reduce the formation of plaque, tartar, and bacteria in the mouth.
Educate yourself on the advantages of good, home dental care
Dr. Arsalan Elahi and his team in Middlebury, CT, work directly with patients to provide them with the best possible dental care and education for healthier smiles. If you live in the area of Middlebury, CT, or any of the surrounding communities, including Southbury, Woodbury, or Watertown, take the time to book an appointment with our staff at Middlebury Dental Center. We are here to help patients at our state-of-the-art facility located at 1625 Straits Turnpike, Suite #210.