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You deserve a healthy smile and a strong oral health. And here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, our dental team is happy to help keep your smile healthy too. Fortunately, there are smile shells that can help you protect your teeth and achieve your goals; those shells are called tooth enamel. However, as strong as they might be, these shells can still be tampered with. So, it’s important to do your best to keep your enamel in tip-top shape.

In order to do so, you need to first brush your teeth every morning and every night for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. It’s also important to use fluoride toothpaste. The fluoride strengthens and nourishes the enamel, making it strong enough to combat harmful substances.

The second thing you need to do is floss once a day. Flossing helps remove the harmful substances that cling to the surfaces of the teeth and threaten and wear down the enamel. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use and be gentle along the gums.

The last thing you need to do is have a healthy diet that is friendly to your teeth. This means you should avoid sugary and acidic products. The sugar and acid attack the enamel and try to wear it down. If you absolutely have to consume these things, it’s best to drink them through a straw so they have limited contact with the teeth. For strong teeth, it’s best to eat fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

For more information on how to protect your tooth enamel in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, please call Morrison Dental Group at 757-874-5511 and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to assisting you!