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Having excellent oral hygiene habits can save you from serious problems down the road. Did you know, cavities if left untreated can lead to painful effects including tooth loss, gum disease, and even bone loss? That is why taking care of your oral health is vital to preventing serious complications down the road.

Our team here at Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Diamond Bar, California, is happy to provide you with tips to help keep your cavities at bay during this festive season of Thanksgiving, which is upon us.

These tips include:

-Brush your teeth for two minutes two times a day: By brushing your teeth, you are removing any residue that may be stuck on your teeth keeping your gums and teeth healthier.

-Floss your teeth each day: By flossing your teeth, you are removing plaque and bad bacteria wedged between your teeth and deep along the gumline.

-Visit your dentist regularly: Professional cleanings and oral health examinations are vital to removing the tartar and other bacteria from your mouth. These checks also include oral cancer screenings and other health checks to help prevent serious conditions.

-Eat healthy and nutritious food: Having a healthy diet will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

-Change your toothbrush regularly: Over time, as you brush your teeth bacteria may begin to reside in your brush. Changing your brush every 3-4 moths or sooner if your bristles become worn and frayed will help keep bad bacteria from your mouth and give you a cleaner brush.

If you would like to come in for a dental cleaning, or have questions about your oral care, please call us today at 909-860-0321 and talk to a member of our friendly staff. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and remember by using these tips, you might help keep cavities at bay and your oral health in tip-top shape!