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Although our teeth do age and weaken over time, with effective care, it is possible for them to provide decades of support and potentially a lifetime of helpful use. Functional teeth require safety mechanisms in place in all aspects of your life. Not only should you be exercising caution with the oral hygiene routines, but you should also have moderate levels of care with your diet and your everyday life as well. It doesn’t mean you have to live in a bubble, but there are some minimal things you can do to improve your oral health care.

Because plaque is such a big risk to your oral health care, you’re going to need to make sure that you always avoid risk factors associated with plaque buildup. Plaque is a thin layer of debris and bacteria that rests atop your teeth and converts substances such as sugars into harmful acids that will eat through your tooth enamel. The low your risk of tooth decay and cavities, plaque will need to be eradicated.

By brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, you stand a much better chance of washing away plaque buildup that occurs. For additional help cleaning out your mouth, consider washing away debris immediately after eating. However, you will need to use nonabrasive cleaning tools such as mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum.

Other common tips for improving your overall health care include a well-balanced diet that is low in enamel-eroding substances and products that can easily chip and crack your teeth. Furthermore, improve your lifestyle by avoiding unhealthy habits such as tobacco and drugs. Lastly, for additional help and restorations, you’re welcome to visit your dentist for optimum oral health care.

Do you have any additional questions or concerns about your oral health care? You are welcome to stop by our office. To schedule an appointment with your dentist at Dr. Paul Lee, call us at our dental office in Fairfax, Virginia, at 703-352-9600. Dr. Paul Lee and our entire team look forward to helping you soon!