Dental Health Basics

Diet and Oral Health Facts

The foods you eat have a direct effect on your oral health. According to the American Dental Association, you should consume a variety of nutritious foods to keep your teeth, mouth, and gums healthy. Good choices include Cheese, milk, soy products, and yogurt because they contain calcium, which helps build …

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Dental Hygiene Tips

Practice these basics of good oral hygiene daily to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. Rinse your mouth out with water immediately after eating or drinking anything Brush your teeth after every meal Use a toothpaste recommended by your dentist that addresses particular concerns about your teeth and …

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Flossing

Daily flossing is essential because you can’t reach the tight spaces between your teeth or under your gum line with a toothbrush. It helps remove plaque and prevent gum disease and dental decay. The following are a few flossing tips: Use enough floss Break off a piece of floss about …

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Fluoride

Fluoride, a mineral that is found naturally in water, plays an important role in tooth development and cavity prevention. Research indicates it helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making teeth more resistant to acid that causes cavities. You can benefit from fluoride both topically and systemically.  Topical fluoride …

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Dental Health Basics

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Check back for more information and tips on dental health basics.

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