Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become negligent about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this post from The Lewisville Dentist, our goal is for you to evaluate where you stand and look at whether you could step it up a notch.

Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and benefit your quality of life.

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth correctly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See The Lewisville Dentist once a year even if you don’t notice any dental troubles.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at The Lewisville Dentist.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an over-the-counter tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, sturdy, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with us to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a wholesome diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a wholesome diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

For Young Smiles

Good: Never put your baby to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, meet with The Lewisville Dentist about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

At The Lewisville Dentist in Lewisville TX, we are committed to excellence in family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Lewisville Dentist:

214-731-7925

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

297 W FM 3040 Ste 127
Lewisville, Texas
75067

 

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