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Having a strong and healthy smile is quite beneficial, and, fortunately, it doesn’t take much to achieve that smile goal. All you need to do is have good oral hygiene. If you don’t, there is a good chance the teeth and gums will suffer the consequences and tooth decay and gum disease will damage your oral health. So, to help you have good oral hygiene in Peralta, New Mexico, our dentist, Dr. David Manzanares, is happy to encourage you to do the following things:

No. 1: Brush twice a day and floss once a day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use dental floss that is easy to use. All of these oral hygiene tools need to be approved by the American Dental Association. As you brush, make sure to do so for two minutes each time. In addition, it’s vital to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental exam and cleaning.

No. 2: Have a healthy and balanced diet. This means you need to avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks and consume more tooth-healthy foods and drinks, like fruits, vegetables, dairy products, water, and milk. You should also avoid snacking between meals.

No. 3: Use fluoride dental products. This is recommended because fluoride strengthens and nourishes the teeth, helping them prevent tooth decay and enamel erosion. So, as you clean your smile, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste when you brush and fluoride mouthwash if you choose to rinse your mouth at the end of your oral hygiene routine.

For more information and details about how to have good oral hygiene, or if you’re interested in scheduling your next dental checkup, please contact our dental team at Just Clean Smiles today. All you need to do is dial 505-565-0609 and we will be more than happy to help you!