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An oral health care plan can help you in a myriad of ways. In fact, it can keep your teeth healthy, keep your gums strong, give you a successful oral health, and help you achieve your smile goals. This is why Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our dental team encourage you to create an oral health care plan that is customized to your smile. To help you do so, we have some tips and recommendations for you.

Our first recommendation is to understand your own oral health and smile needs. This means you should talk to your dentist, tell him about any special conditions you might have, and then ask for tips to cater to those conditions. For example, cancer treatments, pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes, and orthodontic treatment all require special ways to care for your teeth and gums. Make sure to include those tips in your oral health care plan.

Our second recommendation is to create and use a proper oral hygiene routine. This typically includes brushing your chompers twice a day, flossing your teeth and gums once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. To properly clean your smile, use oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This ensures that the tools are safe and effective for use
in an oral hygiene routine.

Our third tip is to use fluoride. It’s important to expose your chompers to fluoride so they can remain healthy and strong. Fluoride, which is a natural mineral, strengthens and nourishes the teeth, giving them the ability to fight harmful substances that threaten the smile. You can expose your teeth to fluoride by brushing with fluoride toothpaste, drinking water from your tap,
and receiving a professional fluoride treatment at our office.

For more details and information about how to have a proper oral health care plan in Flint, Michigan, please don’t be afraid to reach out to Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Flint. When you call 810-720-6433, our dental team will be here to help you in any way we can, and we will be thrilled to give you more tips so you can keep your oral health in tip-top shape. We look forward to talking with you!