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Do you want to avoid dental issues this holiday season? If so, then you need to maintain a strong and healthy smile. There are many different things you need to do in order to keep pristine teeth and gums. Those things are:

Get a professional dental cleaning: Professional dental cleanings are extremely important. In fact, they’re vital for a top-notch oral health. So, if you’re due for your six-month checkup, please schedule an appointment now. The treatment involved will remove the plaque and tartar from your smile, which will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Usually, a fluoride treatment is also involved in the cleaning. This will help you strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to participate in an oral hygiene routine each day. Your routine should involve brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Make sure to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss and rinse at least once each day. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, easy-to-use floss, and fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Limit your Christmas treat consumption: As you may already know, sugar is harmful to the smile. This is why we ask you to limit the amount of sugar you consume this holiday season. However, you are more than welcome to have sugar in moderation—just make sure to thoroughly clean your smile afterward.

Doing these things will help you have a healthy and strong smile this Christmas holiday. That way you’ll avoid the dental drill and extreme pain. To learn more about how to maintain a healthy smile in Lemon Grove, California, please call Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc at 619-569-1925 at your earliest convenience. Your dentist, Dr. Richard Cavallaro, and our dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!