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If you are looking for tips to give you the smile of your dreams, our New York Dental Group team is here to provide you with support on your journey. Sunny Pannu and our team offer many services to help you create a smile you can be proud of. In addition, we have some suggestions that you can implement on a daily basis. A healthy smile begins with preventing tooth decay and gum disease—this is the foundation with which you can then build upon. Let’s take a look!

#1 At-Home Care: The basics begin with daily brushing and flossing. This simple but essential habit is vital to a healthy smile. Simply take the time to brush your chompers at least twice a day, and floss them (and along the gumline) at least once a day. Bedtime flossing is ideal! You can also follow up with an oral rinse if you are prone to tooth decay. Your goal is to reduce the bacteria in the mouth which promote plaque build-up on teeth and gums.

#2 Eat Healthily: Not only does what you eat show up on your waistline, but it can visibly affect show up in your smile. Healthy teeth and gums thrive when you focusing on healthy dairy products, lean protein, and fresh vegetables and fruits to nourish them with the building blocks they need. Limiting or avoiding sugary, starchy, empty-calorie foods that promote tooth decay and gum disease will keep your smile and your waistline healthier.

#3 Mouth Protection: A healthy body is an active body when you are smart about your activities. Do you engage in high-contact sports or recreational activities? If so, protect the smile you work so hard to maintain by wearing a mouth guard to protect your teeth and oral tissues from damage. You can find these at any sporting goods store or found online. This simple protective measure will keep your smile safe and protect your smile investment.

#4 See Your Dentist: Regular six-month dental visits support your daily oral hygiene routine. At these visits, Sunny Pannu and our team will remove tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth and along the gumline in addition to checking for gum disease and other dental issues. When you detect problems early, treatment is most effective, least costly, and least invasive.

 Please feel free to reach out to our team in Vestal, New York or schedule an appointment. Just call our New York Dental Group team today at 607-777-1340. We look forward to helping you create and protect the smile of your dreams!