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Are you familiar with oral health care basics that can improve your smile? By improving your overall health, you can drastically improve the likelihood that your teeth and gums may continue to function for the rest of your life. The three most common options you should focus on to improve your oral health includes your oral hygiene care, your diet and your lifestyle choices.

To improve your oral hygiene, make sure that you’re brushing twice every day and flossing once a day with safe and effective tools. If your tools become worn-out or contaminated, they may need to be replaced. Furthermore, you should always implement additional cleaning techniques and utensils to help keep your mouth free of plaque buildup, including mouthwash or other mouth cleaning agents.

Beyond your oral hygiene care, it may benefit you to look for ways to improve your oral health via your diet. Be aware that several substances in your diet can cause dental damage in the form of chipped or cracked teeth or even enamel erosion. If products are too hard, do not eat them, or if they contain sugars and starches or any other harmful acids or substances that can be converted into acids, it’s best to avoid them. Similarly, avoid unhealthy habits in your life that can lead to gum disease and oral cancer such as drug use, smoking and chewing tobacco.

If you are ready to see what our treatments can do to enhance your oral health, please come visit Celenza, Frank DDS, PC at our periodontal office in New York, New York. Our skilled doctor, Dr. Frank Celenza and our team can be reached at 212-327-2623 . We look forward to helping you create your healthiest smile!