The Enemies of a Healthy Smile

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If you want top-notch teeth and gums, then you need to avoid the enemies of the smile. Unfortunately, there are many. To help you avoid them, our dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson, would like to tell you all about them. That way you know what you’re doing. The smile enemies to avoid include:

-Plaque: Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth. It’s a dangerous substance because it can promote cavities. It’s important to remove plaque regularly by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing and rinsing daily.

-Tartar: Tartar is the hardened version of plaque. This substance is very dangerous because it is very toxic for the smile. It also attacks the gums and promotes gum disease. It’s important to remove tartar from your teeth and gumline often by attending your routine dental cleaning appointments.

-Acid: Acid attacks the teeth and wears down the tooth enamel. This is called enamel erosion. When your teeth are worn down, your chances of having cavities and tooth cracks increase. It’s best to avoid enamel erosion by limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a healthy smile in Indianapolis, Indiana, please contact Premier Dental Care today at 317-787-6625. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!