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Important Dental Health Tips

Important Dental Health TipsYou only get one smile in your lifetime. Keeping your teeth strong and healthy can keep that smile looking and feeling great for many years. Our dentist in Torrance explains.

Every time you eat, the bacteria that live in the mouth also eat, and they produce acids that can erode the enamel on your teeth. Keeping your teeth healthy requires a proactive approach to dental hygiene. Regular dental visits can keep you on track. You should visit our dentist at least twice a year for a comprehensive dental exam and a professional cleaning, which removes plaque and tartar buildup.

Brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled brush can keep plaque and bacteria under control between visits. Look for fluoride toothpaste, which helps strengthen teeth and interferes with bacterial processes. Some types of toothpastes are more abrasive than others and may not be appropriate for your teeth. Our dentist can recommend toothpastes that will protect and clean your teeth without the risk of damage. Brush your tongue as well to remove additional bacteria and debris.

Brushing alone cannot reach all the plaque and debris that can accumulate in your mouth. Flossing is the only way to remove the buildup along the gumline and between your teeth. Floss at least once a day using flossing tools or regular dental floss. If you have a dental bridge or braces, you may need to use a special floss threader to get around your appliance or restoration and clean even hard-to-reach areas.

Give our offices a call today to learn more or to schedule your next checkup.

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