Do you want top-notch oral health? If so, you need to do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This means you need to clean and care for them regularly, at least twice a day. But did you know you could also brush your teeth at school? Well, it’s true. Brushing after lunch can help you prevent cavities, help you maintain a strong and healthy smile and can help you avoid moments when food is stuck between your teeth. So, our dentist, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz, encourages you to brush your teeth at school, after lunch if possible. To help you do so, he recommends doing the following things:
– Pack your toothbrush and toothpaste in your backpack each morning before you head out the door. Make sure your toothbrush has a toothbrush cover that allows air to flow through it. Having your toothbrush and toothpaste with you throughout the day can make it possible to brush whenever it is most convenient! You could even buy a separate toothbrush and toothpaste and keep them in your backpack or locker to avoid forgetting your oral hygiene tools in the morning.
– Remind yourself to brush each day. You can do so by placing a sticky note on your locker door, setting a reminder on your phone or even having a classmate or friend remind you.
These tips will help you avoid gum disease. If you do happen to get periodontal disease, we can treat light cases with non-surgical gum disease treatments. To learn more about brushing in Chicago, Illinois, please contact Sheffield Square Dental Care when you have the chance. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please dial 773-880-2310 now!