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If you want a strong and healthy smile, then it’s best to have a healthy lifestyle. That’s right, a healthy lifestyle can help more than just your overall body.

However, our Premier Dental Care team understands that having a healthy lifestyle might be a bit difficult if you’re not sure what a healthy lifestyle entails. But our dental team is happy to help you by explaining! For a healthy lifestyle and healthy smile, we encourage you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Clean your smile each day by brushing every morning and every night and flossing at least once a day. You can also complete the cleaning job by rinsing your mouth with beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial mouthwash or fluoride mouthwash.

Have a balanced diet: Having a balanced diet can help your teeth and gums all while helping your entire body. So, it’s best to avoid eating and drinking sugary and acidic products and consume foods and drinks that are healthy for your smile and overall health. It’s also recommended to exercise when possible. Research shows that those who remain physically active are more likely to have a greater number of remaining teeth. However, if you participate in contact sports, please wear a mouthguard.

Avoid using tobacco products: Tobacco is a dangerous and damaging product for your smile. It can cause tooth decay, tooth discoloration, and even oral cancer. It’s best to avoid tobacco products altogether. We also recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can also harm your oral health.

To learn more about how to have a healthy smile in Indianapolis, Indiana, please call our office today at 317-787-6625. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson, if you have any concerns about your oral health. We will be happy to meet with you and help you improve your oral health!