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As another year comes to its close, it is important to take the time to think about your oral health care goals and whether or not they have been met. As with all issues that can arise with your smile, even the passage of time can wear your tooth enamel and gums down. Fortunately, there are methods to keep your teeth strong even as age continually makes things difficult.

Always make sure your diet is on the path of improvement every year. As you age, your teeth age as well, so it is important to always exercise caution with unhealthy foods. In particular, it is important to make sure you avoid hard snacks that can easily crack and chip your teeth. This includes hard lollipops, popcorn kernels, and ice cubes.

Beyond brushing and flossing daily, there are numerous other oral health care cleaning treatments you need to remember. Always be sure to clean your teeth immediately after mealtime with nonabrasive products. This includes mouthwash or chewing sugarless gum to help remove harmful acids and food particles from your teeth and gums. In addition, make time for your dentist so you can have routine checkups and oral examinations.

If you are looking to restore your smile with effective oral health treatments, contact Dr. Nicolas Benavides and our team at Complete Dental Care. Contact us by calling 740-254-8102 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Newcomerstown, Ohio.