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Are you taking care of your smile as well as you could be? Do you practice daily habits such as brushing and flossing regularly to ensure plaque buildup does not occur around your teeth? The prevention of plaque buildup is a key component to excellent oral health as plaque can house dangerous bacteria known to eat through tooth enamel and gum tissue.

Don’t let plaque ruin your smile. Here are some important tips to prevent cavities and gum disease:

Helpful tips for preventing cavities:
– Always follow effective oral health care habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily.
– Use dentist-approved dental cleaning products or products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
– Eat a well-balanced diet from all food groups, with limited snacking between meals.
– Visit your dentist at Healy Dental Care for your regularly scheduled checkups and professional cleanings.
– Avoid sugary food and drinks, and forgo snacks that can easily stick to your teeth or easily become lodged between them.

Helpful tips to avoid gum disease:
– Visit your dentist at Healy Dental Care for your regularly scheduled checkups and professional cleanings.
– Smoking or chewing tobacco is considered by many dentists as one of the highest risk factors for gum disease.
– If you have diabetes or a poor diet, exercise extra caution for your gums, as both diabetes and your diet present a higher risk for many infectious diseases, including gum disease.
– Dry mouth symptoms or low saliva production in your mouth are risk factors for gum disease.
Many oral health care habits can be used to protect your mouth from both tooth decay and gum disease. If you would like to schedule a visit with Dr. James R. Healy at our office in Ogden, Utah, then please call us at 801-394-0808. Your smile is our goal!