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The Importance of Preventive Care

Brushing your teeth is a normal part of the day, a habit you've practiced your whole life. Of course, while brushing is an important part of keeping your teeth and body healthy, it is crucial to practice other forms of preventative care to keep cavities, decay, and plaque at bay, as well.

At Today's Dental in Houston, TX, our dentists are dedicated to setting you up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Follow our tips for preventative care and you'll be flashing your dazzling smile for years to come.

Frequent, thorough brushing

Brushing your teeth is the most important thing you can do for your smile. Twice a day, or after meals, use a soft-bristled brush to reach every surface of your teeth, as well as along the gum line, to remove any bits of food or residue that can develop into plaque and tartar. Brushing is also a key way of keeping cavities from developing.

Flossing

While brushing is an effective way of keeping your teeth clean, to remove every stray particle or trapped bit of food, you need to incorporate flossing into your routine as well. Make sure to floss between every tooth, inducing the back ones, to prevent bacteria from growing.

Eating well

Nutritious foods are important for the health of both your body and your teeth. Fresh produce and a balanced diet of grains, proteins, and fats are essential parts of a good diet. Furthermore, sugary foods and beverages should be limited as they can lead to decay and cavities.

Deep cleanings and examinations

You should have regular cleanings and exams with your dentist at our Houston office to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy. During a professional cleaning, your dentist uses special tools that remove stubborn tartar and buildup. Your dentist will also check for and treat any cavities that you may have, and occasionally take x-rays for a more thorough look at your oral health.

With preventative care and visits to your dentist at Today's Dental in Houston, you can have your best and healthiest smile. Call us at 281-580-0770.

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