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Do you wonder if there is anything you could do to keep your mouth—or your child’s mouth—stronger? Similarly, do you know what might help with you improve your oral health? If you are interested in answers to questions such as these, we have good news: there probably is something you can do.

For example, did you know that eating the right kind of foods can influence your smile and even help keep your teeth clean? To improve your oral health, try to incorporate more healthy fats and oils into your diet and make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Conversely, sugary food and drinks actually increase the bad bacteria in your mouth and can damage your smile before you even have time to brush.

Also, as you probably know, flossing and brushing are vital to your overall oral health. Sadly, many people will skip these steps, allowing food will get trapped in your teeth. Eventually, this problem can lead to cavities and tooth decay. You should also consider using mouthwash to enjoy a healthier mouth.

Similarly, if you want your children to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile, you should try to teach them these principles while they are young. You see, if you help your little one establish healthy principles while they’re young, they’ll be more likely to practice good oral hygiene well into adulthood. In other words, by helping your child enjoy a healthy smile now, they’ll be more likely to have a strong smile later in life.

If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, please come talk to our dentist, Dr. Scott Elrod and our team. We will be happy to give you individualized advice. Just call Distinctive Dental Services at 979-297-0337 to schedule an appointment.