706-546-7722      1165A Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens GA
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The 10 Commandments for a Healthy Mouth

  1. Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss once a day to clean the areas your toothbrush cannot reach.
  3. Use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill the bacteria that causes tooth decay and bad breath.
  4. Eat a balanced diet, light on starchy, sugary foods.
  5. Limit between meal snacking, which keeps the acid level in your mouth high and leads to tooth decay. If you do snack, rinse with water or brush your teeth with plain water when you finish.
  6. Avoid cola, energy drinks and prepared lemonade. All contain high levels of acid that can erode tooth enamel. If you drink them, rinse with plain water when you finish.
  7. Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco and if you currently do, ask for our help to quit.
  8. Chew sugarless gum. In addition to fighting bad breath, it keeps your mouth moist to wash away plaque and acids.
  9. Receive regular dental check-ups and cleanings. We will help you establish a schedule- generally once every six months.
  10. Make sure you are getting enough fluoride in your toothpaste and tap water. Ask us if you think you may need additional topical fluoride supplements.