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Did you know that you can still suffer from dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, as an adult? Well, it’s true! If you don’t take proper care of your smile, your chompers and oral tissues are vulnerable to the major problems that can destroy your oral health. So, to help you take proper care of your smile, our Skyline Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are extremely important. So, make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. As you do these things, please remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and beneficial rinse.

· Have a balanced diet: Having a balanced diet will keep your pearly whites healthy and strong, so it’s best to consume the best products each day, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats (like chicken, fish, and turkey), and low-fat dairy products.

· Visit your dentist: It is vital that you keep up with your six month checkups. If you postpone your appointments, your smile will harbor plaque and bacteria and will likely become victim of tooth decay and gum disease.

For more information about oral hygiene, dental care, and smile care, please feel free to call 402.289.3232 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Rothe. Your friendly dentist will be happy to meet with you and teach you everything you need to know about preventing dental issues and caring for your smile. We look forward to helping you!