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Tips for maintaining great dental hygiene and a healthy smile

Dental Hygiene in Phoenix AZ Area

ALife Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, keeping our patients’ smiles healthy is our number one priority. With comprehensive preventive care and a good dental hygiene routine at home, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and many other oral health problems before they start. Read on for our top tips on maintaining a healthy smile!

Brush after every meal, or at least twice per day

Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with the ADA seal of acceptance, brush all surfaces of your teeth for at least two minutes after every meal. Regular brushing helps clean plaque, food debris, and bacteria off your teeth and prevents tartar from hardening onto your teeth. 

Floss every day

Brushing is great for cleaning the easy-to-access surfaces of your teeth, but flossing is equally important for your oral health because it cleans the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. String floss, water flossers, and a variety of other interdental cleaners are all effective options. If you aren’t sure which type to use, we are happy to help you determine which one will work best for your needs and preferences.

Eat a healthy diet 

Disease-causing bacteria feast on the sugars and starches left on your teeth by foods and beverages, such as soda, sweets, and bread. Conversely, snacking on crunchy fruits and vegetables helps clean your teeth while also being great for your body! Examples of healthy foods and beverages that are great for your teeth include:

  • Water
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Pears
  • Nuts
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Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups

Routine dental cleanings and checkups are the cornerstones of our practice. With two short visits to the dentist per year to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined, you will not only have a fresher, cleaner smile, but you can also avoid many oral health problems. If you develop an oral health issue, catching it early on at a checkup will help prevent it from developing into a more painful, costly, and time-consuming problem down the road.

To schedule your routine dental visit at Life Smiles Dental Care, call our Phoenix, AZ office today at (602) 786-5484. We are always welcoming new patients to our dental family and look forward to taking care of your smile.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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