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Caring For Your Oral Health at Home

Effective and efficient oral health care at home is essential in keeping your mouth healthy and clean between your regular dental office visits. Your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team is here to help you develop a home oral healthcare routine that works for you and your family and helps keeps all of your smiles healthy and bright.

How Do I Effectively Care for My Teeth at Home?

Caring for your oral health at home is simple. With just a few routines, you can ensure that you are doing your part to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Brushing Teeth

To effectively clean your teeth, you should be brushing at least twice a day, typically in the morning and evening before bed. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristle brush. Make sure to brush all parts of your teeth- inside, outside, and biting surfaces. If your toothbrush has a tongue scraper you can use this to help clean your tongue and prevent bad breath. Brushing your teeth after consuming heavily pigmented food or drinks like coffee or wine can also help prevent stains.


You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing before bed is an effective way to remove leftover food particles from the hard to reach places between teeth. Making sure your mouth is clean before bed is an important step in preventing tooth decay.

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Drinking Plenty of Water

Drinking water throughout the day, especially during and after meals, is a simple and quick way to help clean your mouth. Water helps to wash away bits of food and plaque on teeth and is a good way to quickly clean your mouth when you can’t brush. Most tap water also contains fluoride which helps build up the strong outer layer of enamel of your teeth.

Eating Teeth Healthy Foods

Foods that are rich in fiber can help your body produce more saliva which helps your mouth stay clean. Dairy products like milk and cheese are rich in calcium. This calcium helps to add minerals back into your teeth and make them stronger. Foods with polyphenols, like green or black tea, help to eliminate harmful bacteria from your mouth.

If you are looking for something sweet, try chewing sugar-free gum. It does not contain sugar which produces bacteria that is harmful to teeth and causes tooth decay. Sugar-free gum also promotes salivation and helps remove excess food particles from your mouth after eating.

What Foods Should I Avoid for Healthy Teeth?

Any foods high in sugar can promote tooth decay and cavities. Candies can be especially bad for teeth as their sticky texture adheres to the surface of teeth and is not easily brushed away. Chewy and hard candies can also be bad for teeth because they get stuck in between teeth or present a hard surface that can crack or even break teeth.

Carbonated sodas and other sugary drinks are a major culprit of tooth decay. These drinks have high concentrations of sugar and wash over the entirety of your mouth. The phosphoric and citric acids that are also present in these drinks can damage tooth enamel and make it even easier for cavities to form.

There are many ways to help keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. By creating and maintaining a daily oral healthcare routine and visiting your dentist for regular checkups twice a year you can ensure your smile stays beautiful and strong.

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Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Oxnard, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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