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Your dentist, Dr. Harrison Keith III, cares about you and your smile, which is why he encourages you to keep up on oral hygiene and your regular dental checkups. These things are very important for the oral health. There are also other tricks you can use each day to help your smile. These things can help you have even stronger teeth and gums and can help you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay. Those tricks are:

-Chew gum: Chewing gum after each meal helps you produce saliva. This might not seem important, but it is. Saliva helps wash away the bacteria and food particles in your mouth, which can help you avoid dental problems.

-Eat tooth-healthy foods: Fortunately, there are foods available, like dairy products, that can help neutralize the acid in the mouth. This is very helpful because acid tends to attack the teeth, wear down the enamel, and make it vulnerable to cavities. So, try to eat more tooth-healthy foods throughout the day.

-Pack your toothbrush: If you keep your toothbrush with you, you can brush throughout the day. This can help you maintain a clean and healthy smile and it can even help you avoid having embarrassing food-stuck-in-the-smile moments.

For more information and details about how to help your smile in Wilmington, North Carolina, please contact our office when you can. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 910-763-8129. We look forward to helping you!