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If you are working toward a top-notch oral health, you probably already know to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, rinse your mouth daily and visit your dentist, Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh, every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. But did you know there are little things you can do each day to have a better smile and oral health? Well, it’s true. Those things are:

-Chew gum: Chewing gum can help you have a top-notch oral health because it helps you produce saliva. When you produce saliva, you wash bacteria away. This can help you prevent cavities and gum disease. So, make sure you chew gum often, but make sure it’s sugar-free gum.

-Kiss more: This might sound silly, but it’s true! Kissing can also help you produce saliva, which can help you wash the bacteria in your mouth away. Now, we’re not saying to kiss random people all day long, but if you have a partner who wouldn’t mind it, kiss as much as you can!

-Have a healthy and active lifestyle: Living a healthy lifestyle can help you have strong teeth because healthy foods and drinks help you have strong bones as well as strong and healthy tooth enamel. Staying active can also help you because when you exercise, you are less stressed. When you’re stressed, you tend to clench and grind your teeth. This can be dangerous for the smile.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a top-notch oral health in San Diego, California, please reach out to Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry today at 619-542-1800. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!