Why Taking Care of Your Teeth is Essential

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Did you know your smile is what most people notice about you before anything else? Your smile can say a lot about you, which is why it is important to take care of it. To help you understand more, Dr. Allan Stevenson and the team here at Trailridge Family Dental in Parma, Idaho, are happy to give you some insight into the importance of dental hygiene habits.

Your teeth are made up of enamel, which is the strongest substance in your body. Despite its strength, it does have a few weaknesses such as sugary and sticky foods. Some medications can damage the enamel or weaken it over time. If your teeth become subject to tooth decay from the sugar or acid in foods, you could suffer from tooth loss and even gum disease.

Bad breath is embarrassing for anyone. However, in many cases this can be avoided if you have good oral health hygiene habits like brushing twice a day, flossing each day, and using mouthwash regularly. These habits can save your teeth from cavities and gum disease, and keep your smile white.

If you would like to learn more about improving your oral health or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 208.806.0765. Our professional dental team is happy to assist you when it comes to your oral health and beautiful smile.