Secrets of a Healthy Smile

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At Michael Giovannini, DDS, we pride ourselves on helping our patients maintain their beautiful, pearly whites. But what can you do to achieve excellent oral health between regular visits? Plenty! Just follow our seven simple secrets to achieve your best smile ever!   

7 Secrets for a Healthy Smile

1. Brush after every meal.

You’ve probably heard this since you were a kid, but the rule still applies. Don’t get lazy with your brushing and remember: don’t brush harder, brush longer.

2. Don’t forget your gums and tongue…

Don’t just brush the enamel of your teeth. Your mouth has plenty of parts that require extra care, specifically the gums and tongue. Spend some extra time giving these areas attention for better breath and better overall oral health.

3. Floss, floss, floss!

You know the drill. Flossing is recommended after every meal. Don’t let buildup in your teeth turn into nasty plaque.

4. Avoid sugar.

Sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities. We know, it’s hard to say no to treats so practice moderation and be sure to brush after you’ve satisfied those cravings. 

5. Avoid red wine and coffee. 

These drinks can cause major stains. Again, we understand that cutting back is difficult so be sure to brush after each indulgence and visit your dentist for regular cleanings to prevent permanent damage to your enamel.  

6. Consider professional whitening.

Professional whitening is the best way to achieve beautiful, lasting results. We offer high quality whitening packages (including Custom Trays, KöR Deep Bleaching, One-Size Trays, and One-Visit Whitening) so please let us know if you’d like to discuss our options.

7. Visit your dentist regularly.

The very best way to maintain oral health is by regularly visiting your dentist. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Simple enough, right? If you’d like more information on oral health or would like to book an appointment please call us at (661) 265-8884. We look forward to brightening your smile!