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Today, our Adept Dental Shafter team is pleased to share some smile care tips to give yourself the gift of a healthy smile. While Olivia Park and our team offers a variety of services to help you achieve a smile to be proud of, there are things you can do daily to ensure that your smile is its healthiest. Let’s take a look!

#1 It starts at home: Daily brushing and flossing is element number one in the healthy smile game. Brushing your pearly whites at least twice daily and flossing them (and the gumline) once daily is the basic building block for good oral health. If you have a history of cavities, you can lower the plaque producing bacteria in your mouth by following up with an oral rinse designed to kill germs.

#2 Eating healthy: A healthy smile relies on healthy eating/drinking habits. Lots of clean water, limiting sugary drinks, and consuming plenty of dairy products, lean protein, fresh vegetables and fruits help rather than harm teeth and gums. Limit snacking and as well as sugary, starchy, empty-calorie foods will allow you to create a healthy smile.

#3 Sports & Recreation: Staying active is healthy, especially when you protect your smile by wearing a mouth guard if you enjoy high-impact sports and recreational activities. Mouth guards are easily found online or at your local sporting goods store. This simple measure will protect your teeth and oral tissues from damage.

#4 Enlist your dentist: Enlisting your dental team for bi-annual checkups and cleanings are crucial for protecting your oral health. At these visits, Olivia Park and our team removes the (hardened plaque) from your teeth and along your gumline. Next, we check for signs of gum disease along with other oral issues. Detecting and treating issues like gum disease early ensures the least invasive and most cost-effective treatment for your smile!

Please feel free to reach out to our team in Shafter, California or to schedule a visit if you have any questions or concerns. You can call our Adept Dental Shafter team today at 661-746-6989. We are happy to help you give yourself the gift of a healthy smile!