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In order to ensure your smile has the best possible chance of success in the coming year, it is important to make sure that all of your professional cleaning techniques you are using for keeping your smile safe on a daily basis are being done safely and effectively. Make sure that you are using the appropriate tools and that you are using the tools appropriately.

In addition to brushing your teeth properly, focus on eating a well-balanced diet, so you can avoid potential tooth hazards that can arise. This includes staying away from sugars and chewy products that long on your teeth for long periods of time. Even though brushing your teeth is highly effective at removing food debris, if plaque buildup occurs and tartar is allowed to form, you will have to visit your dentist to have the tartar taken off.

When choosing a toothbrush, always remember to select one with soft bristles that can easily reach all corners of your mouth. Two times a day, you should brush your teeth for at least two minutes, making sure to clean all sides of every tooth. The best technique to brush your teeth is at a 45-degree angle to the gums, as it can clean teeth without putting your mouth at risk for potential abrasion. However, when brushing the fronts of your teeth, you should flip your toothbrush vertical.

Come speak with Just Clean Smiles to learn which oral health care treatments are best for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. David J. Manzares or Dr. James Stewart at our dentist office in Peralta, New Mexico, simply give us a call at 505-565-0609.