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A clean smile should be at the forefront of avoiding oral health issues. An unclean mouth is a prime environment for harmful acids and bacteria that cause your teeth and gums to suffer. These issues can affect your body beyond your dental health. To improve and maintain your dental health, we invite you to practice reliable dental care tips.

A clean mouth is one that’s cleaned regularly. There are many ways you can go about keeping your mouth clean, but the American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice daily and flossing daily. For a full clean, brush your tongue, too, to remove harmful bacteria and acids. Be sure to use effective dental tools such as soft-bristled toothbrushes and shred-resistant floss. Visiting your dentist regularly for dental checkups and professional cleanings will provide additional help.

As your dental health is linked to your overall health, it’s important to take good care of your body by eating right, exercising, and limiting your intake of harmful foods such as hard candies, corn kernels, and sticky foods that linger on the teeth and lead to tooth decay. Refraining from snacking between meals will limit the damage that could be done to your smile.

To discuss your oral health care routine with Dr. Mark B. Martin, please schedule a visit to Mark B. Martin, DDS, MAGD by contacting us at 760-745-5416. Get the smile you deserve with dental assistance in Escondido, California!