Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this article from Allen Park Dental Care, our goal is for you to assess where you stand and examine whether you could step it up a notch.
Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth thoroughly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss correctly before bed.
Good: See us if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental troubles.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Allen Park Dental Care.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office whitening treatment.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a secure and natural-functioning dental implant.
Good: Eat a wholesome diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a wholesome diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
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