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As you may have heard, there are a number of steps you’ll need to take if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For example, you may be aware that you should floss and brush your teeth every day, but did you know that not everyone’s oral care should be exactly the same?

In reality, it’s very important for you to consider your unique circumstances before adopting a dental health regimen. For instance, certain medications can actually reduce the amount of saliva produced, which can leave you more vulnerable to dry mouth. However, those with asthma tend to breathe through their mouth when sleeping, which can also lead to dry mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, you’ll be more likely to have tooth decay and cavities.  If you’re concerned about the health of your mouth, we suggest talking to our dental team before deciding how to best keep your teeth and gums clean.

However, there are several activities you should avoid doing, such as eating starchy and sugary foods and using tobacco. Smoking can actually have a negative impact on your smile.  If you are a smoker, you could have to deal with yellowing teeth and chronic bad breath.

Please be aware that you should inspect your teeth regularly and that you should call our team if you notice any issues. We also suggest scheduling two appointments with our team twice a year. While these appointments will give us a chance to inspect your teeth, you’ll have more opportunities from home. For instance, you may also notice swollen gums, a chipped or discolored tooth, or an uncomfortable sore in your mouth. If you see any of these problems, please give us a call as soon as you can.

If you’re interested in hearing more about caring for your smile in Dayton, Ohio, please don’t hesitate to give Rahn Dental Group a call at (937) 435-0324. Dr. Richard C. Quinttus and our team will be happy to address any concerns you could have. We’re eager to hear from you.