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4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy:

  1. image of Central Valley OMS Oral Surgeon working on patientDon’t just choose toothpaste and toothbrush: When it comes to oral hygiene, it’s essential to go beyond simply selecting any toothpaste and toothbrush. Take the time to find the right toothpaste that suits your needs, whether it’s for sensitive teeth, whitening, or gum care. Similarly, opt for a toothbrush with soft bristles that can effectively clean your teeth without damaging the enamel or causing irritation to your gums. Remember, choosing the right tools is the first step toward maintaining a healthy smile.
  2. Clean between the teeth with dental floss: Brushing alone isn’t enough to reach all the areas where plaque and food particles tend to hide. Incorporate dental floss into your oral care routine to clean between your teeth and along the gumline. This helps remove plaque, reduces the risk of cavities, and prevents gum disease. Make it a habit to floss at least once a day to keep your smile shining brightly from every angle.
  3. Don’t smoke: Smoking not only affects your overall health but also has severe consequences for your oral health. It can stain your teeth, cause bad breath, and increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Quitting smoking is the best decision you can make for both your oral and overall well-being. Your dentist can provide resources and support to help you on your smoke-free journey.
  4. Gargle with mouthwash regularly: In addition to brushing and flossing, incorporating mouthwash into your oral care routine can provide additional benefits. Mouthwash helps to kill bacteria, freshen your breath, and reach areas that may be difficult to clean with a toothbrush or floss. Choose an antiseptic or fluoride mouthwash recommended by your dentist and incorporate it into your daily routine for optimal oral hygiene.
    Remember, maintaining a healthy smile requires more than just brushing your teeth. Following these additional steps can enhance your oral care routine and ensure long-term dental health.

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