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Do you want the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve? If so, you need to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to brush twice a day, floss and rinse daily and visit your dentist, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen, every six months for a routine checkup. It also means you need to keep your smile in mind throughout the day. Fortunately, there are good habits you can use at school to help your smile. Those habits are:

-Eat a tooth-healthy lunch: There are many foods that can help you have strong and healthy teeth, and it’s best to eat those for lunch. Those foods include fruits, vegetables, protein products and dairy products. It’s also best to avoid tooth-damaging foods like acidic, sugary and high-carbohydrate foods.

-Brush your teeth after lunch: If you keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your backpack, you can brush after you eat lunch. This can help you keep a clean and pristine smile and it can even help you avoid embarrassing moments when you socialize with food stuck between your teeth.

-Sip on water throughout the day: Water is your smile’s friend. This is because it can wash the bacteria, food particles and acid from the teeth and gums. It can also help you prevent dental issues and dry mouth as well as help you have fresh and pristine breath. So, do your best to sip on water throughout the day.

To learn more about good smile habits in Mesa, Arizona, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Bryce E. Justesen, DDS at 480.827.1234 and we will be happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to talking with you!