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Do This, Not That: Ways To Improve Your Daily Smile Care

How nervous are you when you go in for a routine dental checkup? Are you starting to feel that cavities are seemingly inescapable? By changing how you approach daily oral health care, you can make significant improvements in your efforts to avoid tooth decay. It can take more than just an additional brushing session to make real improvements to your preventive care. The effort you put into routine dental cleanings matters, and so does your typical diet. With the right adjustments, you can notably lower your risk for problems that require restorative dental care.

DO: Floss Every Day
DON’T: Assume That An Extra Brushing Session Can Replace Flossing

Flossing is particularly important to your oral health because it allows you to clean areas that are difficult to reach when you brush. This is why brushing more often can be a substitute for flossing – if you continually fail to properly clean the spaces between teeth, they can remain vulnerable to decay.

DO: Limit Your Soft Drink Consumption
DON’T: Assume That Diet Drinks Are Fine For Your Teeth, Just Because They Are Sugar-Free

Soft drinks are harmful to your smile because they are loaded with sugar, but you also need to worry about their acidity. Diet sodas can make your enamel softer, which can lower your defense against future decay.

DO: Pay Attention To Your Gums
DON’T: Assume That A Healthy Smile Only Means Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Paying attention to your cavity risks is important, but you should not assume that your oral health is based only on your teeth. Gum disease can lead to serious problems, including tooth loss. If you see signs of periodontal problems, your dentist can perform an ultrasonic scaling and stop an infection.

Enjoy Superior Smile Care At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we want to make sure our patients enjoy excellent oral health over the years. We can offer important support during routine checkups, but we can also help by offering guidance on how to take the best possible care of your smile at home. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly offer our services to patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.