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Four Secrets of a Healthy Smile
Maintaining a healthy smile takes proper care and regular visits to our practice at every age.
Have you ever wondered how someone with a beautiful smile keeps it gleaming? Or maybe you want a healthier smile and aren’t sure where to start?
If you’ve ever found yourself a victim of smile envy, consider these four points to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
1. A bright white smile isn’t always healthy. In fact, there is such a thing as over bleaching which can lead to oral health problems. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, it’s important to learn about your options and the best treatment for you. We’ll be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit.
2. Nothing can replace floss. Some patients believe that using a toothpick after every meal is the same as flossing—but it’s not! Toothpicks can’t reach under your gum line, which is often where the worst kinds of bacteria can hide. Floss your teeth once every day to reduce your chances of plaque buildup, gum disease and other oral health issues.
3. Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you’re having persistent tooth or mouth pain, schedule an appointment with our practice immediately. You could be dealing with an oral infection, chipped tooth or a number of other issues. The longer you wait, the more damage could be done.
4. Visit us regularly. You’d be surprised to learn how many patients don’t visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleans. To keep your pearly whites happy, it’s important to visit our practice every six months for routine care.