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5 Easy Dental Care Tips

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dental care tips dentist ScottsbluffEnjoying a great smile is easy to do when you know how to care for it. Your smile is the first thing that others notice about you, and your oral health is so closely related to your overall health, there’s no wonder that your smile is one of your greatest assets. Of course, you’d want to take care of it! The top dentists in Scottsbluff suggest a 5 point checklist for anyone who wants to practice better dental care.

5-Point Checklist for Better Dental Care

  1. Be sure to book at least 2 dental checkup appointments per year. These appointments create important opportunities for the dentist to screen you for oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease. If a problem is developing, the dentist can offer you early detection and preventive treatments.
  2. Get those cavities filled ASAP. A small, untreated cavity can spread to the neighboring teeth. Plus, waiting too long for a filling can put you at risk for deeper decay, nerve exposure, and a possible root canal.
  3. Get those old fillings checked out. Old dental fillings, especially the metal ones, can allow tooth decay to sneak underneath as they deteriorate. The dentist can check old fillings at each visit and replace them as necessary rather than waiting for small problems to get worse.
  4. Brush and floss daily. Brushing at least two times each day and flossing once will help to maintain optimal oral health and prevent unwanted problems.
  5. Keep your body healthy. Inflammation and a compromised immune system can leave you vulnerable to a host of dental diseases. Maintain a healthy diet, control your diabetes and heart disease, and exercise regularly to keep your body and your mouth in proper working order.

Scottsbluff dentists are available to fix your dental problems, but their top priority is to keep you from encountering those problems in the first place. Learn more about these and other dental care tips by calling to schedule your appointment today.

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