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The start of the new year has brought many new goals of fitness and nutrition. It is not always easy to maintain oral health with so many sugary sweets and old habits posing a continuous onslaught of temptations. Nevertheless, with a proper diet and good oral hygiene, you can stave off cavities and keep your smile healthy and free from decay.

According to the American Dental Association, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs of an unhealthy diet are manifest in the mouth before they appear in other parts of the body. When you eat, the nutrients in your food are first broken down by your teeth, as you chew and absorb the substances.

Having a healthy diet isn’t the only way to avoid tooth decay. Remembering to brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, twice a day, will help polish your teeth and keep cavities from forming and gum disease from developing.

Flossing is the crown jewel when it comes to oral care. Flossing keeps cavities and plaque from building up where your toothbrush cannot reach. Keeping your teeth clean and your gums free from bacteria, you can keep tooth decay away from your beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about tooth decay, please call our office today. We are always here to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us help you keep your smile healthy and white.