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By treating your smile properly, you can make sure that it can continue to work effectively for the rest of your life. Not only do you need to make sure that you are brushing and flossing effectively, but you need to have a plan in place so that all your oral health care routines can be effectively monitored and applied as needed. Everything from your diet to lifestyle choices can play a key role in your oral health, so they all need to be implemented correctly and safely so your mouth can continue to thrive.

One of the biggest risks to your smile is plaque buildup. To eliminate plaque buildup and keep your smile safe, always make sure you are practicing effective oral hygiene routines to clean out your smile every day. Make sure to always use brushes with soft bristles and shred-resistant dental floss to keep your mouth clean. It’s recommended that you brush twice every single day and floss once a day for optimum oral hygiene. However, brushes should never be used immediately after eating, so consider using supplementary clean tools such as mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum after eating.

Practicing a healthy diet and lifestyle is also essential for optimal health care. Make sure that you’re avoiding unhealthy habits including smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs on a daily basis. Anytime you use products that are unhealthy for your body, they often are unhealthy for your mouth too. Tobacco and drugs can lead to several health risks including stained teeth, bad breath, and even tooth loss and cancer. Similarly, make sure that you are avoiding unhealthy products in your diet. Stay away from products that can chip or crack your teeth, stain your teeth, or lead to dental damage and dental erosion through harmful acids eating through your tooth enamel.

Are there any remaining questions you have about oral health care? To improve your smile with optimum oral health care treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Northridge, California. Drs. Terence Lau and Casey Lau at Mid-Valley Dental Care invite you to call or visit us today! To contact us, please call our dental office at 818-886-3500.