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Would you be surprised to learn that your smile is what most people notice about you before anything else? It’s true, your smile says a lot about you, which is why it is important to take care of it. To help keep you informed, Dr. Barry Sorenson and the team here at Salina Creek Dental in Salina, Utah, are happy to give you some insight into the importance of oral hygiene habits.

Your teeth are covered with enamel, which is the strongest substance in your body. Despite its strength, it does have some weaknesses such as sugary and sticky foods Some medications can damage the enamel or weaken it over time. If your teeth become subject to tooth decay from the sugar or acid in foods, you could suffer from tooth loss, bone loss, and even gum disease.

Bad breath can be a persistent problem and is embarrassing for everyone. However, in most cases it can be avoided if you have good oral health hygiene habits like brushing twice a day, flossing each day, and using mouthwash regularly. These dental habits can save your teeth from cavities and gum disease, and keep your smile white.

Keeping up with your oral health is important if you want to keep a healthy and beautiful smile. If you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 435-529-1000. Our dental team can help you with any of your oral care needs.