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If you’re interested in preventing major dental issues as an adult, our Orthodontics, Inc. team is thrilled to help you! In order to fight off tooth decay and gum disease each day, we recommend that you do the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene can keep your smile in tip-top shape, which is why it is important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. When you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you rinse, please use a beneficial mouthwash, like fluoride or antibacterial wash.

· Have a balanced diet: Eating healthy foods not only helps your physical body, but it also helps your teeth. We recommend keeping your chompers healthy and strong by eating low-fat dairy products, chicken, turkey, fish, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables as much as possible.

· Visit your dentist: It is extremely important that you visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. These appointments will help you completely avoid gum disease and will help you maintain a strong and healthy smile.

These smile-care tips are extremely important, and they are helpful if you stay dedicated and motivated. However, we understand that things can get a little confusing at times, so if you ever have any questions or need additional help, we encourage you to call (505) 325-8858 and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you in any way we can!