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This Thanksgiving don’t let the big feasts give you cavities this year, especially when you can prevent them. Try using these tips to help your family keep positive oral health through this delicious holiday:

•Brushing your teeth regularly: Brushing your teeth will keep plaque and tarter from building up causing your enamel to break down and cavities to occur.
•Flossing every day: Flossing your teeth can stop plaque from building up in the places your toothbrush can’t reach. By flossing between your teeth, you are removing any food particles, plaque and bacteria that can be harmful to your teeth.
•Eat nutritious and well-balanced meals: Most people eat snacks more than regular meals resulting in the constant use of sugary substances and bacteria that stick to your teeth. By remembering your eating habits, you can give your teeth, and body an overall healthy life.
•Visit your dentist regularly: Your dentist can provide you with regular checkups to professionally clean your teeth, and search for signs of tooth decay. It is important to remember to visit your dentist every six months so you can keep your smile as healthy as you can.
•Changing your toothbrush regularly: It is always recommended to change your toothbrush every few months due to bacteria build up on your toothbrush. With the bacteria, your teeth cannot get the proper clean they need to stay healthy. Be sure to change your toothbrush out regularly so you can keep your smile fresh.

If you have any questions pertaining to your oral health, please contact your dentist. Your dentist can provide you with assistance when it comes to your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment at 256-314-0676. Let us help you keep you and your family in positive oral health.