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The annual American feast of all feasts is almost here. Thanksgiving is the time to bring love, family, and friend’s closer together as we remember all we are thankful for this year. This year, don’t let your feasts bring your oral health down. Keep your oral care up by avoiding these three bad habits:

1. Never replacing your toothbrush: This is extremely harmful because as you clean your teeth, large amounts of bacteria remain on your toothbrush, and when you continue using the same brush, you are likely to develop oral infections. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months to rid your smile of harmful bacteria.

2. Not flossing daily: Many people skip flossing. As a result, the food left behind often causes serious cavity problems and problematic bacteria in your mouth, which is generally hidden between your teeth. We strongly recommended that you floss at least once a day to keep your smile healthy and strong.

3. Extreme bleaching or whitening of your teeth: We all want a white and bright smile; however, using too many whitening treatments can make your teeth extremely sensitive. It’s important to talk to your dentist about teeth whitening so you can safely achieve the white smile you love.

These bad habits can send you and your smile on a spiral decline if you are not careful. Remember your positive habits of brushing and flossing. These basic habits take leaps and strides in achieving positive oral health.

If you have questions about your oral care, please call us today. Let us guide your smile back to being healthy and bright for this holiday season.