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Did you know, your smile is what others notice about you before anything else? Your smile can say a lot about you, which is why it is important to take special care of it. To help keep you informed, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III and the team here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, are excited to give you some insight into the importance of dental hygiene habits.

Your teeth are made up of a unique substance called enamel, which is the strongest substance in your body. Despite its strength, it does have a few weaknesses such as being vulnerable to sugary and sticky foods. Some medications can damage the enamel or weaken it over a long period of time. If your teeth become victim to cavities from the sugar or acid in foods, you could suffer from tooth loss and even gum disease.

Bad breath is embarrassing for anyone to endure. However, in many cases this can be avoided if you have an excellent oral health hygiene habits like brushing twice a day, flossing each day, and using mouthwash regularly. These daily habits can save your teeth from cavities and gum disease, and keep your smile white.

As you can see, it is important to take care of your smile, so you can keep your teeth in tip-top shape and looking beautiful throughout your life. If you have any questions about your smile, please call us today at 205-979-8070. We are happy to address your questions and help you with your oral health.