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Tooth decay is common, especially this time of year. With the holiday season rolling around, it’s easy to get into snacking and eating when you’re not hungry habit. However, the good news is there are ways and tips to keep you and your smile clean and decay free. Here are four steps you can take to prevent cavities and promote positive oral health:

1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day: Brushing gets the plaque and bacteria off your teeth and promotes a cleaner, fresher smile.
2. Floss your teeth each day: Flossing keeps the bacteria and plaque from going into the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and forming cavities.
3. Limit the snacking by eating nutritious and well-balanced meals: Most snacks consist of sugary substances and sticky bacteria that latch onto your teeth. By eating well-balanced meals, you are giving your teeth and your entire body a better defense mechanism against harmful foods.
4. Visit your dentist regularly: Your dentist can clean your teeth professionally and search for as well as treat cavities. This makes it possible to stop the decay before it is too late. It all starts by going to your cleaning appointments every six months.

Don’t let tooth decay become part of the holiday season this year. Prevent it by taking good care of your smile. If you have questions about your oral care, please visit your dentist. Your dentist can address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can show off this holiday season.