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When life gets busy, remember to keep up with your smile. Your smile requires daily care to stay healthy and white no matter how busy our lives can be. Luckily, oral hygiene only takes a few minutes a day to get maximum results and keep your smile beautiful and white each day.

Our dentist, Dr. Coley Ramsey, is happy to help you with your oral health care needs. That is why our team at Next Level Dental in Smyrna, Tennessee, is excited to remind you about your oral hygiene routine needs.

When you eat or drink anything, plaque and bacteria can cover your teeth, which creates health problems when ignored. If you neglect your oral health, you could suffer from tooth decay, persistent bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss, and even bone loss. That is why keeping up with your oral hygiene habits is vital to your oral health. Brushing is the first step in maintaining your smile. When you brush your teeth, always brush for two minutes a day, twice a day to get the most out of your care. Flossing every day is the next step to taking care of your oral health. Flossing is important because it reaches between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach to remove the plaque and bacteria that are remaining.

Mouthwash is very helpful to clear away any lingering bacteria or residue with protective ingredients that can help fight cavities and gum disease. The most essential step in your oral health care is to remember to visit your dentist semi-annually for a dental cleaning and checkup. These check-ins are significant because they allow your dentist to see if any serious problems are happening. Your dentist can also stop tooth decay before they become a severe threat to your oral health. Furthermore, an oral cancer screening is also done with every dental checkup, so you can make sure you are in tip-top oral health twice a year.

If you have questions about any problems with your teeth, or if you would like a dental checkup, please call us today at 615-459-6354 to set up a checkup. Our dental team is happy to help you with your oral health care.