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Having a healthy mouth is essential when it comes to your smile. Here at Slidell Family Dental Care in Slidell, Louisiana, we care about your oral health care and your smile, which is why we have provided this information so you can use excellent oral hygiene habits to keep your smile healthy throughout your life.

Here are some tips:

1. Always brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes a day. If you keep your teeth clean, you can prevent plaque and tartar from growing and creating serious oral problems like tooth loss and gum disease.
2. Floss your teeth at least once each night. Many food particles, plaque, bacteria, and even tartar can build in the hard-to-reach places of your mouth between your teeth and deep along the gum line. That is why it is essential to use floss to remove those things. Floss options include waxed floss, unwaxed floss, and even water flossers.
3. Use a fluoride, cavity-fighting mouthwash. Mouthwash plays an important role in clearing your mouth of bacteria that a toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach.
4. Visit your dentist, Dr. Kent Stasney semi-annually. If you keep up with your dental appointments, there is a better chance of stopping a serious health problems like gum disease.

As you can see, these four simple steps can improve your oral health dramatically, and keep your smile radiant. If you would like to set up an appointment, please call us today at 985-643-4553 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to help you in any way we can.