5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile

At Gentle Dental Family Care, we LOVE to see you smile and we believe that healthy mouths smile more often. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our top five tips you can use to get your mouth in tip top shape.

1. Brush Regularly and Properly

It is super important to brush your pearly whites at least twice a day, although, if you can brush after every meal, that would be best. To get the best brush possible you should be brushing for at least 2 minutes and making sure that you focus on all the sides of your teeth.

2. Keep a Healthy and Nutritious Diet

If you weren’t able to read our last blog post about the most nutritious foods that are good for your teeth you can read it Here. Leafy greens, cheese, and apples are just a few of the food choices that will positively affect your oral health. What you eat can have a direct link not only to your oral health but overall health as well.

3. Avoid Smoking

Did you know that after smoking daily for only a month your teeth can start to become discolored? Imagine the outcome after smoking for years. Not only is smoking bad for your overall health but it can lead to your teeth becoming permanently stained.


The best advice we can give you to avoid costly dental procedures in the future is to visit your dentist at Gentle Dental in Kew Gardens, NY every six months. Your dentist can detect oral health problems early and make recommendations on how to take care of it before surgery or other procedures are needed. The special cleanings that your dentist performs also give your teeth a deep cleaning to remove plaque.

5. Don’t Forget to Floss

Flossing is one of the best ways to avoid tartar build up, which in turn helps prevent gum disease. Most people skip flossing, but we want to reiterate to our patients how important it is to floss daily. It’s just as important as brushing your teeth!

Your Dental Health

When it comes to your health, both that of your mouth and your overall well-being, trust in the dentists at Gentle Dental Family Care. The best way to maintain your oral health is by visiting your dentist every 6 months. Gentle Dental Family Care is the best dental practice in the Kew Gardens, Queens, NY 11415 area and we are open on Sundays as well as late evenings. For a teeth cleaning and exam, we recommend coming into the office to book an appointment with one of our talented dental professionals. All new patients may also take advantage of our $99 Cleaning Special that includes an exam and x-rays. To set up your appointment give us a call at (718) 849-9797. We also welcome walk-ins, to accommodate patients with a busy schedule. We hope to see you soon!

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