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Things You Can Do to Keep a Healthy Smile

Things you can do to keep a healthy smile:

•    Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes at least twice a day every day, especially before bed.
•    Floss your teeth at least once a day every day.
•   Schedule and maintain a routine maintenance check-up schedule. Routine cleanings and exams assist the fight against tooth decay and gum disease.  Also, staying with a routine schedule gives a clear picture to the hygienist and/or dentist of your mouth anatomy and helps foresee any possible issues. Early detection and treatment is the key to help prevent gum disease, extensive treatment needs and/or tooth loss.

  • You should have 2 cleanings and examinations per year (standard is usually 1 cleaning & exam every 6 months).  
  • Have the recommended x-rays suggested by your hygienist and/or dentist. X-rays show areas that a visual exam cannot detect, such as in between your teeth.

•    Schedule any treatment issues with your dentist at your earliest convenience to prevent treatment needs from becoming more advanced.   
•    Maintain a healthy diet.

  • Avoid drinks and foods with high sugar contents such as soda, candy, sports drinks, flavored waters, and fruit chews.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables.
  • To prevent staining on teeth, avoid coffee and teas.

•    Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.

– from Lisa G. (Business Team)

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