Preventative Dentistry

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One of the best ways to achieve (and then maintain) a healthy smile is to practice preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry includes regular checkups and cleanings in conjunction with the use of proper brushing and flossing techniques. Even the foods and beverages you consume can affect your smile. The tips below are designed to help you achieve and then maintain a bright, healthy smile
How to achieve a healthy smile
Good oral hygiene every day is essential
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should brush your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once. In addition, the ADA recommends investing in an electric toothbrush: When compared to a manual toothbrush, evidence suggests that these devices can clean the teeth
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Moreover, smoking stains teeth, which makes achieving a healthy smile difficult; thus, negatively affecting the smile.
Schedule regular cleanings and checkups
You should have your teeth cleaned twice a year (every six months). These professional cleanings address issues that flossing and brushing cannot; in addition, Dr. Riano can determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed.
Avoid foods and beverages that are known to damage your teeth
You should limit your consumption of starchy, sugary foods. These foods frequently leave your teeth vulnerable to the development of cavities. The acidic nature of soda (pop) and sugar in juices are another problem, which is why, whenever possible, you should choose water over these other beverages. If you are going to drink a beverage other than water, you can keep it from coming into contact with your teeth by using a straw. The straw allows you to bypass your teeth; thus, preventing stains and keeping the acid and sugar from sitting on your
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If you do eat them alone, remember to rinse your mouth out with water once you are done eating.
Chewing ice
Eat foods that are known to benefit your teeth
Eat calcium-fortified foods and beverages, as well as dairy products to strengthen your teeth.
These foods
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