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With the dawn of a new year, we encourage you to become familiar with the benefits of effective oral health care habits every day, such as brushing your teeth morning and night and flossing every day. Insufficient oral hygiene can lead to plaque buildup on your teeth, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Instead of allowing tooth decay and gum disease to destroy your smile, we encourage you to protect your dental health with the following tips:

Tooth Decay Prevention
– Always brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily.
– Ensure that your dental products are dentist approved and have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
– Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet that includes all food groups, and limit your snacking.
– Visit Mountain Perio regularly for checkups and tooth cleanings.
– Limit your intake of sugary food and drinks, and avoid sticky or chewy snacks that stick to the surface of or between your teeth.

Gum Disease Prevention
– Visit our dentist and team regularly to have your gums cared for with checkups and oral cleanings.
– Avoid or quit smoking or chewing tobacco, as these can contribute to gum disease.
– Take extra care of your gums if you have diabetes or a poor diet, as these can put you at a higher risk of issues such as gum disease.
– Seek treatment for any dry mouth symptoms to prevent low saliva production from contributing to gum disease.

There are many oral health care habits you can use to protect your smile from both tooth decay and gum disease, and you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Glenn Shefter, to learn more about how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Call (828) 693-7533 today!