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To prevent tooth decay, there are many different tips you can use in your home. Did you know, if cavities are left unchecked, this can result in tooth loss and gum disease, which leads to other serious oral problems. That is why our team here at Joseph R. Conard, DDS in Waynesville North Carolina, is happy to provide you with simple tips and information, so you can do your best to prevent tooth decay during the upcoming holiday season.

These tips include:

-Brush your teeth for two minutes two times a day: By brushing your teeth, you are removing any residue that may be stuck on your teeth keeping your gums and teeth healthier.

-Floss your teeth each day: By flossing your teeth, you are removing plaque and bad bacteria wedged between your teeth and deep along the gumline.

-Visit your dentist regularly: Professional cleanings and oral health examinations are vital to removing the tartar and other bacteria from your mouth. These checks also include oral cancer screenings and other health checks to help prevent serious conditions.

-Eat healthy and nutritious food: Having a healthy diet will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

-Change your toothbrush regularly: Over time, as you brush your teeth bacteria may begin to reside in your brush. Changing your brush every 3-4 moths or sooner if your bristles become worn and frayed will help keep bad bacteria from your mouth and give you a cleaner brush.

By remember these tips and applying them, you can find yourself with a healthier smile during the holiday season. If you would like to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 828-452-1187. We are happy to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile in time for the festive season full of friends and family.