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Useful Dental Care Tips

Useful Dental Care TipsA beautiful smile requires healthy teeth and gums. Keeping your teeth healthy requires the right combination of dental hygiene, preventative care and a healthy diet. Our dentist in Northridge explains how you can keep your teeth strong and healthy and reduce your risk of dental health problems.

Your mouth contains bacteria that tend to lurk in the plaque on your teeth and in hard-to-reach areas. Every time you eat, the small particles of food that are left behind are consumed by these oral bacteria, which then create an acidic byproduct that erodes your enamel and decays your teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing every day can help keep plaque and the bacteria that live in it under control. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste for the best results.

Regular dental checkups can be helpful not just to reduce the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth but can also catch early signs of dental health issues that could lead to extensive or long-term problems. A professional cleaning can polish your teeth and leave them sparkling clean while a close examination will reveal any areas of decay, gum disease or other problems that are best treated when identified early.

Finally, taking preventative measures can help you enjoy a healthier smile for years to come. Our dentist may recommend regular fluoride treatments, specific products or an individualized treatment plan to help you maximize your dental health.

Contact our dental office today to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning or to learn more about how you can keep your smile healthier.

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