April 7, 2017

Spring Cleaning for your Teeth

Spring is the season for new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s the perfect time to tackle any hidden oral hygiene problems and to polish up those pearly whites.

 

Dental Visit Teeth Did you know….?

  • Cavities and gum disease can lead to serious medical problems (like heart disease).
  • Poor oral health can make some diseases, such as diabetes, more difficult to control.
  • In pregnant women, poor oral health can lead to low birth weight babies and early labor.
  • Some bacteria and infections of the mouth can even spread from mom to baby!
  • Most dental problems don’t hurt right away, but you can lead to a serious infection affecting the health of your teeth, gums and body.

Healthy teeth & gums are important…. 2x2x2!

  • Brush two times a day – in the morning and before going to sleep.
  • Brush two minutes each time.
  • A visit to the dentist two times each year is recommended for everyone with teeth

What about food….?

  • Avoid frequent snacks high in sugar or starch. Chips, cookies and crackers.
  • Choose plain water or milk instead of juices and other sweet beverages. Sugary drinks, even juice.

 

Commit to a Clean Smile this spring!

Call us today at 773.751.7800 to schedule your spring cleaning!

 

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