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Did you ever wonder how well you are doing with your oral health hygiene? Is there anything further that you could be doing to help the health of your teeth and gums? There are always things you can do to improve the care of your smile and the health of your smile too. To help you, we have provided you with some information on oral health care secrets for a healthier smile.

The food you eat can play an important role in the state of your oral health. Always strive for foods from all five food groups. After eating, harmful acids may linger than can eat away at your tooth enamel and develop into cavities. Try using mouthwash or sugarless gum to wash away the acids or neutralize their effects. Mouthwash can also help deal with a condition called halitosis, also known as bad breath.

If you are an athlete or an adrenaline junkie, it’s likely you are involved in high-risk activities that can easily damage your teeth and smile. If there is even the slightest risk of tooth damage, make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear and equipment to ensure your smile can last for many years to come and avoid injury. If you are engaged in any dangerous bad habits like chewing or smoking tobacco, remove these habits from your life as soon as possible.

If you are interested in your oral health or would like to come in for a dental checkup, please call us today at 661.588.2772 to set up an appointment. Our dental team here at Bright Dental Care in Bakersfield, California, is happy to assist you and schedule an appointment with our dental expert Dr. Yong Eon Park. We look forward to seeing you!