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Our Elite Dentistry PC team would like to help you clean your smile before you hit the pillow at night. We would like to help you because oral hygiene before bed is essential. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth and gums before you fall asleep, the sugar particles in your mouth can attack your teeth and gums, resulting in tooth decay. So, to help you, we recommend doing the following things each night:

-Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth for two minutes and make sure to thoroughly scrub each tooth. As you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing will help you eliminate the harmful particles and plaque that make you vulnerable to major dental issues.

-Floss your smile: Floss your smile with an effective flossing tool of your choice. Flossing will help you remove the plaque and food particles from between your teeth, which will help you maintain a strong and healthy smile. As you floss, please be careful along the gumline.

-Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth with beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial mouthwash. Make sure to follow the instructions on the bottle. Rinsing will help you complete the smile-cleaning job and kill the bacteria in your mouth that cause damage.

-Be aware of teeth grinding: If you tend to grind your teeth at night, it’s best to protect your smile with a mouthguard. Teeth grinding can wear down and fracture your chompers, leaving you with an injured smile.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Addison, Illinois, please call our office at (630) 279.3333. Your dentist, Dr. Mohamed Waheed, and our dental team are more than happy to give you the information and tips you need to keep your smile in pristine condition. We look forward to hearing from you!