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Positive oral care and dental hygiene habits are the keys to a better smile. Vital Smiles GA aims to provide excellent oral healthcare to children and families. We believe dental care should include life-long oral hygiene habits. Our offices in Albany and Norcross, Georgia, teach kids the importance of caring for their teeth, so they can have the best smile possible. Below, our dental team has compiled a list of top tips for a better smile.

  • Start early with dental checkups

Good oral hygiene habits begin at a young age. The pediatric dentists at Vital Smiles GA recommend starting dental appointments as soon as a child’s first tooth comes in. Bad dental hygiene habits are hard to break, so it is best to start learning dental care at a young age.

  • Brush teeth 2-3 times per day

For maximum teeth cleaning, brush 2-3 times per day, at a 45-degree angle towards the gums. This helps clean all those hard-to-reach spots and keeps the whole tooth looking its best. Always use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid being too harsh with your teeth and gums.

  • Rinse mouth after eating

Doctors at Vital Smiles GA recommend rinsing your mouth after every meal or snack. Don’t let the bacteria from food stay in the mouth and decay your teeth. The less time for bacteria to decay your teeth, the healthier your teeth will be.

  • Nutritious diet

Nutritious foods and a balanced diet can keep teeth and gums healthier. Our pediatric dentists recommend restricting sugar and soda consumption to avoid tooth decay and prevent enamel breakdown.

  • Flossing

Daily flossing is an important component of a healthy and beautiful smile. Flossing removes tartar stuck between the teeth and strengthens gums to keep them looking pink and healthy.

  • Protect your teeth

If you participate in activities that could cause a sudden impact to your teeth, Albany dentists recommend that patients always wear a mouthguard. Protective mouth gear can prevent chipped or broken teeth and decrease emergency visits to the dentist.

Smiles are directly affected by the amount of care put into keeping teeth healthy. Ensure good oral hygiene with regularly scheduled check-ups and dental appointments at your Albany or Norcross, GA dentist. To learn more tips for a better smile, visit the family and pediatric dentists at Vital Smiles GA. Schedule a dental appointment in Albany or Norcross online or via phone.