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You deserve a top-notch smile and oral health, which is why your dentist, Dr. Richard Timm, strongly encourages you to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene and attend your dental checkups every six months. There are also little things you can do throughout the day to help your smile. These quick tips are:

-Chew gum often: Chewing gum increases your saliva flow, and whether you believe it or not, saliva can help your smile. This is because it washes the bacteria from your teeth and gums and it even neutralizes the acids in the mouth. So, please chew sugar-free gum when you get the chance.

-Sip on water throughout the day: Sipping on water often can help you wash your smile. This is because the water rinses the teeth and gums and eliminates bacteria and food particles. This can help you avoid dental issues and it can even help you prevent bad breath.

-Avoid tooth-damaging habits: Chewing on pens, pencils, ice and your nails as well as using your teeth as tools can damage your smile. In fact, the unnatural pressure applied to the teeth can crack the tooth enamel. It’s best to avoid these habits altogether to maintain a strong and healthy smile.

Do you have any questions about how to have a healthy smile in Oakdale, Minnesota? If so, please reach out to All Family Dental and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 651.222.9715 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to giving you the answers you’re looking for!