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Forming Good Dental Habits

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Keeping your smile healthy depends on what you do between visits. If you are dedicated to carving out a few minutes each day, you can establish good home care habits. The key to building a healthy habit is consistency. Flossing once a day and brushing twice a day are the standards for good home care.

With so many products available today, it can be confusing to sort them out on your own. Dr. Maria Hodas and your hygienist can help you narrow down the endless options and form a plan with the hygiene tools that are right for you. What are the benefits of using an electric toothbrush between professional dental visits? Are prescription toothpastes effective at reducing plaque based on your unique chemistry? In order to keep your smile healthy, there are many factors that need to be taken into account.

High-risk patients may benefit from even more individualized routines. By making simple, inexpensive substitutions, you can dramatically reduce disease activity in your mouth. When used properly, Xylitol, a natural sweetener, can minimize cavities in both children and adults.

Our goal at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts is to help you maintain a healthy smile. Feel free to ask any questions you may have at your next appointment regarding how to keep your smile healthy at home.

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