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Your smile often depends on receiving the necessary oral health care treatments and guidance, so it can continue to function properly for the rest of your life. If for any reason you are struggling with your oral health care, it is important that you are applying the necessary treatments, not only for prevention tactics but also treatment methods. To help improve your oral health, analyze what aspects of your diet, your oral hygiene routine, your lifestyle and your dental care need improvement.

In order to keep your smile safe, you always need to make sure that you are following an effective oral health care and hygiene plan. As far as your diet goes, you will want to make sure that you’re limiting the use of unhealthy products that can damage your teeth including the following:

  • Sugars and starches can increase your risk of dental erosion because harmful plaque and bacteria in your mouth can convert them into acids that chew through your tooth enamel.
  • Avoid hard products in your diet that can chip and crack your teeth, including candy apples and popcorn kernels.
  • Limit the intake of products such as cereal, chips and bread as they can speed up plaque formation.
  • Avoid products that can contribute to dry mouth, as it is important that your mouth is producing enough saliva to keep your teeth and gums safe.

In conjunction with your diet, it’s important to make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth every single day. By brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, you can help limit the risks of gum disease, tooth decay, cavities and several other oral health risks linked to bacteria in your mouth. For further help keeping your mouth clean, visit your dentist for routine exams and professional cleanings twice a year.

If there is anything more you wish to know about oral health care treatments, contact our dental office in The Woodlands, Texas. Furthermore, you are welcome to schedule an appointment at North Forest Family Dental Care by calling us at 936-271-3338. Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue and Dr. Brooke Kennedy look forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with optimum oral health care.