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What is the Best Way to Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums?

Poor oral health can lead to poor overall health and is associated with major chronic diseases.

It is important to eat healthy, brush twice a day and floss daily to prevent tooth decay from sugar exposure. Did you know that within 3-5 minutes after exposure to sugar the teeth begin to demineralize?

Here are some tips:

1. Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples or celery in between meals increases the production of saliva which helps protect your teeth.

2. Drinking water after eating will also help while eating meals.

3. Just brushing and flossing regularly does not always remove the hard to reach plaque which is why it is important to get regular dental cleanings and checkups.

With the proper at home care and in office care, you are sure to have a beautiful, healthy smile.