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Thanksgiving is upon us with food and treats within our grasp everywhere we go. It’s easy to let cavities set in with constant snacking and eating this time of year. That is why our team is here to help you obtain a healthier mouth this Thanksgiving, so you can keep your oral care in check.

Did you know that this may be an excellent time of year to change your toothbrush? Most people do not realize the damaging effects using the same toothbrush to long can have. Over time, your toothbrush will harbor bacteria, so every time you brush your teeth, you are allowing bacteria back into your mouth harming your gums and teeth. That is why it is recommended to change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

Another important note about proper oral care is remembering to brush at least two minutes twice a day. Many people do not have the patience to brush as much as they need to in order to keep cavities and bacteria away. That is why cavities and gum disease are on the rise. If you wish to avoid serious dental problems and keep a healthy smile, than do the two minutes, twice a day brushing, so you can keep your smile clean and fresh. Do not forget to floss so you can remove plaque, bacteria, and food-particles from the hard-to-reach places in your teeth.

If you have any other questions about your oral care, please contact your dentist. Your dentist is here to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.