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Summer is spectacular. Great friends, great weather–and you don’t want to throw a wrench in it by getting a cavity! Here are some tips to remember to keep your smile sunny and bright:

Regular Dental Visits: Before you take off for vacation, remember to schedule your regular dental visit! This allows your doctor to have up-to-date information on your teeth, and makes it easier to catch any problems early. Professional cleanings are also good for teeth and can help prevent cavities from developing. Call Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry at (505) 327.0044 to schedule an appointment today.

Two by Two: We all know to brush our teeth, but are you brushing twice a day, for two minutes each session? 2×2. Easy to remember, and a foundation for good oral health.

Good Food: Strong teeth come not only from how you clean them, but from the foods you put into your body! Foods rich in calcium, such as cheese, are excellent for oral health. Avoiding dairy? Try incorporating other calcium-rich foods, such as beans and dark leafy greens, into your diet.

Chew Gum: It may seem like strange advice, but, chew gum to help keep your mouth clean and fresh! Chewing sugar-free gum helps stimulate saliva production, which cleans your mouth of food particles and fights cavity-causing bacteria. Be sure to grab gum that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance, to make sure you are getting a product that’s good for your teeth.

Here at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy summer smile. Dr. Denver Palmer and our team are ready to help you keep your smile sunny and strong! Call Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry at (505) 327.0044 to schedule your appointment today!