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If you want the top-notch smile you deserve, then you need to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in the best shape possible. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene and visit your dentist, Dr. Todd R. Tibbs, regularly for your six-month checkup. There are also little things you can do to care for your smile regularly. Our dental team calls these quick tips for a healthier smile. If you can, use them. Those tips are:

-Chew gum often: Chewing gum can help your smile in more ways than you might realize. This is because it increases your saliva flow, and saliva can wash the bacteria from your teeth and gums and neutralize the acid in the mouth. So, chew sugar-free gum after each meal and snack!

-Sip on water throughout the day: Water can wash your smile when you drink it, which is why it’s recommended to sip on water as you run your errands, go to work and attend classes in school. This can help you prevent dental issues, avoid dry mouth and even maintain a fresh and pristine breath.

-Avoid tooth-damaging habits: Some habits, like chewing on your pens, pencils, and nails as well as using your teeth as tools, can damage your teeth. It’s best to avoid those habits as much as possible to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a healthy smile in Salisbury, North Carolina, please reach out to Todd Tibbs when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please dial 704-633-1799 now!