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If you are worried about developing tooth decay, our dental team can recommend the appropriate steps to help you keep dental plaque–the sticky white film that appears your teeth–at bay. As often as possible, you should remove the plaque from your teeth to lower your risk of cavities. The following professional dental tips can help you enhance your dental health and prevent the development of cavities:

– Dental hygiene maintenance: Clean the plaque from your teeth every day at home with a thorough tooth brushing twice a day, daily flossing, and swishing with a mouthwash. Pair these practices with effective dental tools such as a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and antiseptic mouthwash.

– A balanced diet: Your diet should contain high amounts of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and lean meats, and low amounts of sugars and carbohydrates.

– Regular dental visits: Only professional dental cleanings can completely remove the plaque from your smile, which is why it’s important to visit the dentist every six months for dental checkups.

– Replacing your toothbrush: Toothbrushes wear out over time and become ineffective in cleaning your smile and should be replaced every 3 to 4 months to keep your teeth in good shape.

Contact Moore Dental Services at (859) 525-0507 today if you would like to schedule an appointment with Drs. Moore and Moore to discuss dental care tips to improve oral health in Florence, Kentucky.