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Avoiding the development of dental issues can maintain the strength and health of your smile up to a lifetime. Taking proper care of your smile on a daily basis can make this happen. We encourage you to practice the following three habits consistently to help you keep your smile for a lifetime.

First, daily oral care is very important to the health of your teeth and gums. This should include brushing your teeth twice each day, as well as floss and rinse, to clear your smile of plaque buildup, which is the sticky white substance that develops on the teeth and can cause tooth decay.

Second, protect your teeth through diet and good habits. A tooth-friendly diet is one that is low in sugar and high in foods like vegetables, fruits, and dairy products. If you play any high-contact sports, aks our dentist about wearing a custom sports mouth guard to keep your teeth protected.

Third, schedule dental checkups with the dentist every six months. The treatments offered by our team are the most effective at removing harmful substances from around the teeth and gums before they can develop into cavities.

Give Mark L. DeWitt DDS a call at 517-323-7926 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mark DeWitt, if you would like to learn more about healthy dental habits in Lansing, Michigan.