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Dr. Na Xu
Healthy Smiles Family Dental

2601 25th St., Suite 400
Salem, OR 97302

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Ways of Making Your Teeth Last Your Whole Life

Posted on 3/10/2017 by Na Xu
A man flossing his teeth to protect his smile.
Though it may be true that nothing is certain in life than death and taxes, it doesn't mean that there aren't steps you can take to keep yourself in tip top shape.

Your teeth, of course, are no exception to that.

There are a lot of ways to ensure that you are contributing positively to your oral health. And when you take steps to take care of your teeth, they can last your whole life.

Regular Dental Maintenance Is Important

The condition of your body affects the condition of your teeth and vice versa. That is why it's important to take care of your teeth. Brushing is one of the most important tasks that will contribute positively to your oral health. You should brush at least twice a day, morning and night and after meals if possible.

After meals and snacks you should always floss. Flossing helps to get the food particles from in between teeth where they can cause tooth decay. Above all you should visit your dentist at least once a year. You have an annual medical check-up and your teeth deserve the same.

A regular dental checkup can give your dentist the opportunity to spot problems such as gum disease and cavities before they get out of hand. This can keep your teeth in good shape and nip problems in the bud.

What Else Can I Do?
You know to stay away from soft drinks, sugary snacks, and snacks high in starches but do you know what to eat that will benefit your teeth? Well, now you will. Eat fruits and vegetables that are crunchy like apples, carrots, and celery.

This type of snack acts as a natural abrasive, scraping your teeth as you chew. They also increase the flow of saliva, which is the body's way of cleaning your teeth.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about your smile.

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