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An effective oral hygiene routine takes into account all aspects of your oral health care, which includes not only making sure that you’re cleaning your mouth correctly, but that you are also improving your lifestyle by avoiding unhealthy habits and by improving your diet.

Do you consider your smile strong enough to survive the rigors of the foods that you eat? Products such as sugary sweets and treats can do severe damage to your smile. However, there foods you can consume that will strengthen your tooth enamel and help remineralize it to a degree. Those foods include food such as cheeses, nuts, meats and milk. They are strong in calcium, phosphorus and other vitamins and minerals. Through a healthy diet with a key focus on consuming tooth-healthy products, you can give your smile a much greater chance of success later in life.

If you continually find yourself at risk for dental damage, you should consider making some changes to your lifestyle. Caring for your smile is often dependent upon making sure that you avoid unhealthy habits at all costs. Beyond minor ones such a snacking throughout the day, it is also important to eliminate smoking and chewing tobacco or the presence of recreational drugs. All of these products have been shown over time to do severe dental damage.

If you have any questions about your dental care as you get older, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in San Luis Obispo, California. Dr. Ryan Ross and our team at Ryan M. Ross, DDS are here to help you get the perfect smile of your dreams! To contact us, please call our dental office at 805-541-5800.