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Your smile and oral health are important to our dentists and dental team. This is why we encourage you to do all you can at home to take good care of your teeth and gums. Your regular dental checkup just isn’t enough to keep your smile in tip-top shape as well as keep dental issues at bay. So, to help you maintain a healthy mouth, we have some tips for you.

First, brush your teeth twice a day. It’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to scrub your teeth every morning and every night. As you brush, set a timer for two minutes and thoroughly clean each tooth. This can help you remove plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth.

Second, floss your smile once a day. It’s vital to floss at least once a day because plaque and bacteria can gather and grow between your teeth. If you’re not careful, they can irritate your gums and promote gum disease. As you floss, use a product of your choice and be careful along the gumline.

Third, visit our dentists regularly. In fact, it’s best to visit them every six months. This is because the dental cleaning and exam provided at the appointment can help you prevent major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. It can also allow our dental team to ensure your smile is on a successful path.

Fourth, have a healthy diet. As you may already know, sugar can create cavities. So, please limit sugar as much as possible. For healthy teeth, it’s best to eat healthy foods like raw vegetables, fruit, and dairy products. If possible, you can also chew on sugarless gum. This can help you produce saliva and wash bacteria away.

If you have any questions about how to maintain a healthy mouth in Waco, Texas, please don’t hesitate to call Acre Wood Dental. All you need to do is dial 254 227-5082 and our dental team will be thrilled to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!