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This year, we encourage you to cultivate effective oral health care habits on a daily basis to prevent plaque buildup on your teeth decrease the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist has provided a list of tips to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease by improving the health of your smile.

Tooth Decay Prevention
– Always floss once a day and brush your teeth morning and night.
– Clean your smile using dental products that are approved by your dentist and bear the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
– Maintain a healthy diet that balanced by all of the food groups, and minimize any snacking between meals.
– Receive regular dental checkups and cleanings at New Smile Dentistry.
– Avoid sugary food and drinks, especially snacks that can easily become stuck to your tooth enamel or between your teeth.

Gum Disease Prevention
– Let our dentist and team care for your gums during regular oral checkups and cleanings.
– Refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco, which are high-risk factors of gum disease.
– Be extra attentive to your gums if you struggle with diabetes or a poor diet since you may be at a higher risk of gum disease.
– Notify Dr. Dawn A. Wu of any dry mouth symptoms in case a low saliva production is putting you at risk of gum disease.

If you are interested in learning more about the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease in Richardson, Texas, we invite you to contact [practie_name] at (972) 231-9591 today and schedule an appointment with our friendly dentist.