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Keeping your smile all put together is just like ensuring that all the pieces are in place for that big proposal to your boss, or the home improvement project you’ve been struggling over for months. It’s almost like the old saying, “If you keep making that face, it’ll stay that way.”

Unfortunately, if you keep disregarding your oral health, your teeth won’t stay in good standing. They’ll be subject to all sorts of problems. This is why you need to do all you can to keep your smile together.

Watch out for inflammation

One of the first signs that you’ll have a problem with your smile is if you notice your gums are red, inflamed, and bleed easily. These are symptoms of gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. If left alone, this can cause serious problems such as tooth loss, infection, and even jawbone deterioration.

Always floss

One of the leading causes of gingivitis is a buildup of plaque along your gum line. This buildup hardens into tartar if it’s not removed, and tartar will cause gingivitis. The only way to get tartar removed is by one of our team members here at [office_name] in Alpharetta, Georgia. Flossing, however, prevents plaque buildup.

Brush, brush, brush

No matter how many times we say it, it can’t be said enough – brushing your teeth on a regular basis is the best way to make sure your smile stays together. Dr. Don Harvey Dental can’t recommend this enough.

If you have any other questions about how to keep your smile together or need to schedule an appointment, please come see us today by calling 770-343-6565.