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Did you know that adult smiles are still prone to dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease? If not, you do now. Each day, your mouth gathers bacteria, plaque, and other harmful substances that constantly threaten your smile, which is why it is very important for you to take good care of your chompers on a regular basis. Our John Bosak, Jr., DMD team recommends caring for your smile by doing the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene can keep your smile in tip-top shape, which is why it is important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. When you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you rinse, please use a beneficial mouthwash, like fluoride or antibacterial wash.

· Have a balanced diet: If you eat healthy foods, your pearly whites will remain in pristine condition. So, we recommend eating lean meats (like chicken, turkey, and fish), low-fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on a daily basis.

· Visit your dentist: It’s extremely important for you to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup. These appointments allow our team to professionally clean your smile and prevent gum disease. It also gives us a chance to examine your oral cavity and correct any dental issues we find.

If you do these three things, you are on the right track toward a strong and healthy smile. If you have any questions or if you need additional help, please remember that Dr. John Bosak, Jr. and our caring dental team are here to help you at any time you need it. All you need to do is call 818-368-5676 and we will be happy to assist you!