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Keeping a smile beautiful, strong and healthy requires proper dental hygiene habits, which our dental team is happy to review with you. We encourage you to adopt the following four dental habits to prevent dental health problems and keep your smile healthy:

1. Brush twice a day. Choose a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth twice a day. Developing a habit of proper tooth brushing not only cleans your teeth, but also cares for your gums and lowers your risk of tooth decay and oral infection by eliminating bacteria.

2. Floss every day. Flossing is the only dental habit that cleans between your teeth and removes food particles from every corner of your smile, preventing plaque and tartar buildup from resulting in harmful dental conditions.

3. Rinse with mouthwash. There are many effective mouthwashes you can choose from to rinse your smile and provide additional properties, including the reduction of bacteria, gum disease prevention and increasing fluoride exposure. For about 30 seconds, swish your smile with a small amount of mouthwash to more thoroughly clean your oral cavity.

4. Schedule dental checkups every six months. Professional dental cleanings are the most effective way to remove plaque from the teeth and gums and prevent harmful conditions such as gum disease.

We encourage you to contact Campbell Dental Care at 408-364-1122 today and arrange a visit with our dentist, Dr. Catalina Phan, to learn more about oral hygiene in Campbell, California.