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March 29, 2013

10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Smile, Part 2

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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Smile, Part 2
 
In our last post, we discussed five different ways you can improve the healthy and/or beauty of your smile. Today, we’ll conclude by adding five more, for a total of 10 helpful ways you can make a difference with your own smile.
#6 – Enjoy a nutritious diet
What you eat has a big impact on your oral health. Sugary foods create an acidic environment that damages protective tooth enamel. Other foods, like chicken, cheese, nuts, and milk, can help you build strong teeth. What’s more, healthy foods can help you with other nutrients and minerals that can help you enjoy better overall health. If you have questions about foods that can help you, ask us during your next visit or give us a call now.
#7 – Seek restorative care when you need it
Anxiety can keep patients from seeking important care. Don’t let that be the case with you. If you know you need care, it’s better to see us now, when a less invasive treatment can be done. Our Frisco office is devoted to helping you relax and feel comfortable while visiting our office. That will help as we encourage seeking restorative care when you need it.
#8 – Mouthwash is your friend
Brushing and flossing are important, but so is using a mouthwash. An antibacterial mouthwash can help you protect your smile from gum disease, while a fluoride mouthwash can strength your enamel and protect it from decay.
#9 – Chew gum after meals
We’re talking about sugar-free gum of course. The benefit of chewing gum after meals is that it can help you clean your teeth when you’re in a position when you can’t brush or floss immediately after eating.

#10 – Use xylitol sweetener instead of sugar
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that doesn’t work on your smile the way other sweeteners do. Instead of creating acid, xylitol creates a pH-neutral environment that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Look for xylitol gum for maximum effectiveness.
Do you have other questions about how you can improve your smile? Call Stonebriar Smile Design to reserve an appointment with Dr. Wade or to ask a question. We’re happy to provide care to our patients from Frisco, Plano McKinney, Allen, Dallas, and The Colony.

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