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Bad breath isn’t just caused by the food you eat – it can also be an indicator of your gum health.

FAQ

Cavities and gum disease are the most common problems. Both can be prevented with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

There are actually several levels of cleaning available, depending on your oral health status. To determine the best cleaning for you, and to schedule adequate time with a hygienist, your dentist will need to see you first for a comprehensive exam. Your actual treatment usually begins with a follow-up visit, which may happen as soon as the next day.

Once every 6 months is good for most people, but some people with special conditions may need to see their dentist more often. Schedule an appointment to find out what’s best for you.

Every 3 months or sooner if the bristles become worn and frayed. If you’ve been sick with a cold or other bacterial infection, it’s wise to replace your toothbrush once you’re better.

Decay is caused by bacteria that collect on teeth and feed on the carbohydrates in our diet. The bacteria produce acid that wears away at the enamel on our teeth. If decay is left untreated, it can cause pain, infection and even tooth loss. Protect your teeth against decay by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly, and avoiding sugary foods.

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