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Are you looking for ways that you can have a healthier smile? Practicing good oral hygiene can be important to your health, both dental and overall. These habits can help reduce your chances for developing different types of problems like plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease and cavities. We would like to offer a few suggestions on how you can improve your oral hygiene routine for a healthier smile.

Dr. Jorge Ferreira recommends that you brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Unless he tells you differently, your toothpaste should have fluoride in it. You should also floss once a day, as flossing can reach places that a toothbrush cannot. You may also want to visit Sonrisa Dental every six months for your regular exam and cleaning. Doing so could allow us to check for any problems that need correcting before they become worse. Also, eating a balanced diet where you limit your sugary and acidic foods could reduce your chances for tooth decay.

If you would like more information on oral hygiene in Santa Fe, New Mexico, please call us at 505-455-2176. We want to help you learn how to care for your smile in the best way we can.