Taking care of your teeth is an important part of your overall health. By maintaining a standard of care, you can expect to keep those pearly whites for years to come. Set aside plenty of time in your busy schedule to give your care the proper care that they need to remain healthy. We’ve put together the three keys to a healthy smile and explained why they are so important.

1) Floss – The first step to a healthy smile is to use dental floss before you brush. The floss will remove bacteria from between your teeth before you brush. Floss is the number one tool you have against gum disease and decay between your teeth.

2) Brushing – After you floss, go to work with your toothbrush. Be sure it has been replaced in the past 3-4 months, and use fluoride toothpaste. Brush for at least two minutes, covering all surfaces of your teeth, your tongue, and the top of your mouth to remove bacteria and food particles.

3) Six-Month Cleanings – Even with brushing and flossing under control, you should make it a priority to get a dental cleaning every six months. This allows us to remove any remaining bacteria from below the gum line, protecting you from gingivitis and decay.

We realize that this is not new information, but sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the basics. The basics give us a foundation to complete any other care that you might be wanting for your smile. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Let us know how we can help you improve your smile by setting up a basic routine or by taking the next step for cosmetic work.

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