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The key to a great smile is making sure that you take the time to identify all potential risk factors in your life that could not only be putting your smile at risk but may be even doing further damage slowly over time. Even small amounts of damage to your teeth and gums can turn into severe problems if it is not checked in time. To keep your smile safe, set up an oral health care checklist for your smile and apply the necessary care and treatment along with prevention methods to keep your smile thriving for decades to come.

Caring for your smile includes making sure that any issues associated with poor oral hygiene are negated. Always make sure that you’re brushing twice daily and flossing once a day as well. For additional help with your oral health care, consider using supplementary cleaning tools such as mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum. These tools are helpful because they can help clean out your smile after eating when traditional tools such as brushes may be too abrasive on your teeth and gums.

Beyond your oral hygiene routine, you should make sure that you’re practicing effective oral health care through a healthy lifestyle by avoiding tobacco and drugs, as they can cause mouth dryness, tooth decay, stained teeth, bad breath and serious problems such as tooth loss and cancer. Similarly, make sure that you are visiting your dentist regularly for exams to assess any damage that may have occurred or any damage that you are at risk of developing.

Are you attracted to the idea of oral health care in Orem, Utah? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander Larsen at our dental office by calling us at 801-788-4922. Gentle Dental Arts looks forward to enhancing your smile with optimum oral health care.