The team at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego would like to discuss how to have a healthy smile. Here is a list of what NOT to do.
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or issues with your bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages erode enamel and bathe your mouth in sugar, which leads to cavities.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a broken tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away particles of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call us to book a thorough exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our excellent hygienists really are the best!
If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. We also offer general dentistry. Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, an outline of the cost of desired services and a schedule for completing the work. Come with questions and leave with answers.
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