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Proactive Dental Care Starts at Home

A proactive and preventive approach to dental care is about more than just brushing. It’s about creating strong dental and lifestyle habits that lead to strong, resilient smiles.

Here are a few simple guidelines to help keep your smile healthy and bright:

Limit Sweets

Research shows that it isn’t only the amount of sugar you consume, but the length of time that the sugar stays on your teeth. Limiting sugar is a great step for your overall health. When you do enjoy, brush your teeth as soon as possible.

Brush After Every Meal

It’s important to remove the bacteria build-up as frequently as you can. We recommend after every meal.

When You Can’t, Rinse

If you can’t get to a toothbrush, rinse your mouth. It’s the second best thing to loosen up particles that erode the tooth.

Floss

It is the best way to remove bacteria from in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a known contributor to tooth decay and gum disease and can increase your risk of mouth and lip cancer.

Check out our blog for regular tips and tricks to improve your at home oral care.

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Effective tooth brushing is critical to removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Learn how to master the proper technique in just 4 easy steps.

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How to Floss Properly

Brushing alone is not effective enough to protect your teeth from plaque and bacteria build up… especially between the teeth. Taking time to floss at least once a day is critical to good oral health. Here’s how to floss in 3 easy steps.