Oral Health, Your Foundation for Healthy Life
Your smile can be more than a way to express emotion; it can also be a foundation for a healthier life. By taking care of your smile the right way, you can reduce your risk of cavities, gingivitis, heart disease, and respiratory infections.
Unfortunately, some of your everyday habits could be having a detrimental effect on your oral health. Your diet fuels your body, but it can also help or hurt your smile. Skip the sweets, sodas, and processed snacks, and fill your diet with healthy, whole foods that nourish your teeth and gums without damaging them.
Good dental hygiene is also critical. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush, and brush at least twice a day. Use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to get between the teeth and clean well along the gum line. Finish with a fluoride mouthwash if you are prone to cavities. Replace your toothbrush every three months, after sickness or when the bristles begin to look worn. Visit Dr. Frame at least every six months or according to his recommended schedule for professional cleanings and checkups.
Poor dental health is strongly correlated to poor overall health. We partner with you to keep your smile healthy and strong so that you are better able to keep your body healthy and strong. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dentist.
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