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Dental Hygiene

Keeping your teeth clean is an important part of preventative care. Regular cleaning treatments and at-home hygiene routines can keep your mouth healthy for years to come! Here at Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, our friendly hygienists can skillfully clean your teeth and give you the information you need to take great care of your mouth at home.

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How Do I Take Care of My Teeth at Home?

Taking care of your oral health is a simple, easy thing to do! Brushing your teeth and flossing two or more times every day will wash away bacteria and food particles that may cause infections or decay. Using toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride will help strengthen your enamel and reduce your risk of cavities. It is important to be consistent and keep up with your dental hygiene every day.

Although hygiene is important – diet also has effects on your oral health. Bacteria love sugar and thrive on sweet foods. To avoid cavities, try to reduce your consumption of sweet, sugary foods and drinks. Avoiding dark foods and drinks, like coffee and tea, will help keep your teeth bright and white. Finally, do not bite or chew on hard foods like ice to protect your teeth from chipping or cracking.

How Often Should I Get a Professional Cleaning?

We recommend coming in for a dental cleaning two times every year. During your visit, our hygienists will carefully clean all the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This will lower your chance of developing an infection in those areas. Professional cleanings reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and chronic bad breath.

These visits also help us keep an eye on your overall oral health. Your hygienist will check for signs of potential health problems during your cleaning. Whether you have natural or artificial teeth, it is important to come in for regular visits. Professional dental cleanings help us keep your teeth bright, healthy, and disease-free!

Do I Need a Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and protects your teeth. It is usually found in dental products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Over time, fluoride absorbs into your enamel and creates a protective layer around your teeth.

At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we offer fluoride treatments to supplement what you naturally intake. Fluoride treatments are a safe, cost-effective way to strengthen and protect your teeth!

If you would like to schedule a cleaning or exam, please give us a call at 216-464-9800. One of our friendly receptionists would be happy to make an appointment or explain our treatment options.

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