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Are you taking the appropriate steps to keep your smile safe? There are numerous tasks and tips you can do to improve your oral health, including keeping your teeth clean, avoiding unhealthy habits, and visiting your doctor regularly.

In order to keep your teeth clean, you should set a goal of brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily as well. Additional cleaning tools include chewing sugarless gum after meals and using mouthwash to rinse out your mouth. If you struggle brushing or flossing effectively with traditional utensils, consider switching to electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

You should always avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits that can easily damage your smile. Eating lots of sweets and treats will rapidly lead to tooth decay and eventual tooth loss. Furthermore, eating hard candies can easily chip and crack your teeth. In addition, lifestyle habits such as smoking or using drugs can cause numerous oral health hazards including tooth decay, infections, oral cancer, and tooth loss.

For additional help with your oral health care, Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at Complete Dental Care are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Shadyside, Ohio, please contact us at 866-414-3630 to speak with a member of our team. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a great smile!