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Do you want strong and healthy teeth and gums? If so, you need to avoid the smile enemies. That’s right: There are things in the world that can attack and harm your smile. It’s best to avoid these things at all costs so you can maintain the top-notch oral health you deserve. The smile enemies to avoid are:

-Plaque: Plaque is a white film that sticks to the teeth and causes problems. In fact, it’s often known to create cavities. If it’s left on the smile for too long, your smile can pay the consequences. It’s best to remove plaque regularly with brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash daily.

-Tartar: Tartar is the hardened version of plaque. It is a very toxic substance that can irritate and infect the gums, creating gum disease. It’s very important to avoid tartar growth on the smile by removing plaque regularly (like mentioned before). If you have tartar on your teeth and gumline, you need to visit our office for a routine dental cleaning.

-Acid: Acid tends to harm the teeth by wearing down the tooth enamel. When this happens, the tooth enamel is weak and susceptible to cavities and tooth breaks. It’s best to avoid this by exposing your teeth to fluoride and by limiting your consumption of acidic foods and drinks.

Do you have any questions? Would you like to know more about how to have a healthy smile in Farmington, New Mexico? If so, please reach out to our dentist, Dr. Denver Palmer, and dental team at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial (505) 327.0044 and we will be more than happy to help you!