Though your teeth look and feel like a hard surface, they are actually quite porous, full of thousands of tubules that can absorb all kinds of bacteria and acids. These toxic little critters can cause all kinds of odors and decay – leading to bad breath and cavities.

Don’t stop eating the foods you love – just take a few extra steps to protect your teeth from your food! One of the simplest things you can do is to drink water with your meals. This helps wash away any food residue. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day to get all the particles out from between the teeth and from the gumline.

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And of course, make regular appointments with your dental hygienist. Dental Hygienists have a two year degree in keeping your teeth clean and healthy, and they LOVE to help their patients.The hygienists here at Valley Dental Group, here
in Selinsgrove, PA have over 30 years of combined experience! A dental prophylaxis (cleaning) will take about 40 minutes,and will include diagnostic x-rays, a thorough cleaning, and a full exam. You’ll also get tons of advice, and a “goody”bag – even a sticker if you ask 🙂

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