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Caring for your smile is a full-time job, but it is a gig that you will need to do for the rest of your life. If you want your teeth to stay strong for decades to come, you’ll need to make sure you’re taken care of them both now and in the future. This includes not only cleaning your mouth daily but also exercising caution with risk factors in your daily life and eating healthy and nutritious foods while at the same time avoiding unhealthy foods.

Ideally, you should be caring for your smile at all times. However, it is not a 24-hour job and does not need to be meticulously combed over at every moment of the day. However, there are multiple things you can do to keep your smile safe. This includes avoiding snacking or eating products that can speed up plaque formation such as eating bread, cereal, or chips. Starchy foods, as well as sugary sweets, can also lead to dental erosion. Exercise caution with your diet and eat foods that are nutritious and safe for your teeth.

Always be sure to visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations. Your dentist will be able to determine if any damage has occurred to your teeth or if you are at risk for any oral health ailments. In addition, always make sure you’re avoiding unhealthy habits in your life that can slowly wear down your teeth and gums. This includes smoking and chewing tobacco as well as using drugs, all of which can lead to oral health risks such as tooth loss and cancer.

If you are ready to see what smile enhancements can do to enhance your oral health, please come visit Twin Cities Modern Dentistry at our dentist office in Eden Prarie, Minnesota. Dr. Mike Henrickson and our team can be reached at 952-941-9829.