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If you want a strong and successful oral health, then it’s best to have a healthy lifestyle. Having a healthy lifestyle can help you have the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve!

To help you have the healthy lifestyle that will reward your teeth and gums, our Truman Village Dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss your smile once a day. You can also rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that can slide easily between your teeth.

Have a balanced diet: It’s best to take good care of your smile and overall health by having a balanced diet. You can have a balanced diet by avoiding sugary and acidic products and by consuming healthier foods, like fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

Avoid using tobacco products: Tobacco can severely harm your oral health. It can stain your teeth and cause tooth decay—but the worst consequence of all is oral cancer.

Now that you know how to have a healthy lifestyle, your dentist, Dr. Tiffany Teegarden, and our dental team encourage you to do everything you can to keep your smile and body in tip-top shape. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about caring for your smile in Independence, Missouri, please call our office today at 816-569-9800. We look forward to helping you!