How to Keep Your Smile for Life

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Did you know that beyond basic dental hygiene, there are things that you should be doing to preserve the health of your smile? Dr. Cox, Dr. Manegold, and our team are happy to offer advice on things you can do for your smile.

Lifestyle Habits
If you want to have your smile for more than just a while, avoid bad oral habits. Do not put non-food objects in your mouth. Chewing on pens and your nails can wear down your teeth, or even crack or chip them. Chewing on ice can also cause issues like chipped teeth or injured gums. Another oral habit that can damage the teeth is opening things with your teeth.

Visit Our Dentist
For the health of your smile, visit Cox and Manegold Dentistry at least two times a year for your regular dental cleaning and exam. During this appointment, our hygienist will remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Tartar can only be removed by a dental professional. During this appointment, our dentists will examine all of your teeth and your gums for any issues and potential issues. Dental X-rays may be taken as well. This exam allows for any dental problems to be treated early on.

Complete Your Dental Treatment
We stress the importance of finishing your recommended dental treatment plan. Putting off things like dental fillings allows the decay to spread and become worse. This could eventually lead to infected dental pulp, which would require a more invasive treatment to repair. Any procrastinated dental work could mean a worse dental issue developing.

We invite you to contact our office at 513-777-5513 today to learn more about keeping your smile for life and to schedule a visit with our dentists in West Chester, Ohio.