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There’s a lot of good reasons to keep your family’s dental health in good shape. Not only will you enjoy brighter smiles and healthier immune systems, you’ll also spend less on dental treatments. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 10 Easy Tips for Family Dental Care

10 Easy Tips for Family Dental Care
  • Theres a lot of good reasons to keep your
    familys dental health in good shape. Not only
    will you enjoy brighter smiles and healthier
    immune systems, youll also spend less on dental
    treatments. Although family dental care can be a
    tedious challenge to overcome, these ten tips
    from our dentists in Newport News, VA will help
    keep everyone in your household safe from oral
    health issues.

  • 1. Replace Toothbrushes Regularly Brushing twice
    a day is pointless if your toothbrushes are
    covered in germs. The American Centers of Disease
    Control and Prevention suggests that households
    replace their toothbrushes once every three to
    four months.

  • 2. Keep Floss in your Home Brushing your teeth
    regularly is only half of the battle. Without
    flossing twice, a day, plaque and bacteria have a
    perfect opportunity to nestle between your teeth
    and eat away at enamel. Flossing regularly may
    feel like a chore, but youll be proud of your
    effort when your dentist compliments you (and
    your family) on how clean everyones teeth looks.

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  • 3. Make Regular Trips to the Dentist If your
    familys teeth are in good health, twice annual
    trips to your dental care professional is
    adequate to keep your teeth clean and prevent
    cavities. People in your household who smoke or
    struggle with persistent cavities, however,
    should consider scheduling regular cleanings more

  • 4. Avoid Tobacco Theres a reason smokers have to
    visit the dentist more often than non-smokers.
    Cigarettes can single-handedly ruin your oral
    health by causing mouth sores, gum disease, and
    oral cancer to name a few side effects. Avoid the
    side-effects of tobacco use by staying away from
    snuff, cigarettes, and dip.

  • 5. Reduce your Intake of Sugar-Rich Foods Some of
    the most popular foods today include candies,
    sodas, and processed junk food. Despite their
    good taste, these snacks increase your familys
    potential of contracting cavities. If your kids
    love sugar, try substituting their normal sugary
    snacks for healthier alternatives like dark
    chocolate and fruit.

  • 6.Enforce Mouth Guards Your kids may not like the
    way they look wearing a mouth guard, but theyll
    be thankful when theyre grown up and still have
    all their teeth. Particularly if your children
    are active in sports, a mouth guard can save your
    family lots of trips to the dentist.

  • 7. Brush as a Family Since young children have
    yet to develop the good brushing habits to keep
    their teeth clean independently, bushing as a
    family each night can be a great way to ensure
    your kids are practicing good brushing habits
    while spending some quality time together.

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  • 8. Dont Share Toothbrushes Sharing toothbrushes
    with your spouse or children is never
    recommended. Because the mouth is home to so many
    germs, spreading the bacteria from a foreign
    toothbrush and into your mouth can cause the
    spread of sickness.

  • 9. Use Fluoride-Rich Toothpaste There are a lot
    of different types of toothpastes out there, but
    not all of them are equally effective at fighting
    cavities. Fluoride is one of the chemicals that
    dentists recommend for preventing cavities. A
    mineral that protects teeth from decay caused by
    sugar and aging, fluoride toothpaste is a simple
    way to invest in your long-term dental wellbeing.

  • 10. Pack Oral Hygiene Goods During Family Trips
    When family vacation time comes around, the hurry
    of packing and rounding up the kids can make it
    hard to remember everything you need to take with
    you. If theres one thing you do remember for
    your trip, make sure its your oral hygiene
    goods. Because family trips are one of the times
    that people indulge in sugary sweets, keeping
    your brushing and flossing gear handy is a must.

  • If you take nothing else away from this list, we
    hope that you reduce your risk of cavities by
    substituting healthy, sugar-free alternatives for
    candies and sodas. Be conscious about the type of
    toothpaste you use, ask your children to wear
    mouth guard during sports, and replace your
    toothbrushes effectively. If you have any
    questions about family dental care for our
    dentists in Newport News, VA, contact us today!

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