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Do you want a healthy smile for a lifetime? If so, Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton is excited to hear it! Having a healthy smile can benefit you in many ways. However, maintaining a healthy smile requires a little more than brushing when convenient. To help you, we have the tips you need to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

First, brush and floss regularly. It’s important to brush twice a day and floss once a day. If possible, rinse with beneficial mouthwash daily. Doing these things can help you protect your smile from tooth decay and gum disease, which are issues created by the white, sticky plaque that clings to your teeth daily.

Second, maintain professional cleanings and checkups every six months. This is important because although your oral hygiene routine will help you maintain a clean smile, the brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques can’t fully remove the tartar from your teeth. The treatments offered at your checkups can help you remove that toxic substance and keep your oral health in pristine condition.

Third, care for your smile by having a healthy diet and protecting your teeth when necessary. Having a healthy diet means limiting sugar as much as possible and eating tooth-healthy foods, like fruit, vegetables, and dairy products. Protecting your teeth means to wear a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities.

Our periodontist recommends six-month visits for routine dental cleaning and exam. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule your next cleaning in Lawrence, Kansas, please call Lawrence Periodontics, LLC at 785-312-3820 today. Our periodontal team will be more than happy to help you so you can achieve your smile goals!