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Summer is the time for all kinds of fun activities and good food, but are you keeping up on your dental hygiene? This is the time to focus even more on giving your smile the attention it needs. Theriot Family Dental Care strives to provide the best dental care for you and your teeth with many different treatments, but it’s up to you keep up a daily regimen. Follow some of the following tips to help your teeth fight against plaque buildup and decay.

Keeping a daily routine of flossing at least once a day and brushing morning and night will help in the fight against plaque. Brush the inner and outside of your teeth, the tongue, and roof of your mouth to get rid of bacteria and food particles that could possibly lead to decay. Try and brush within a half hour of eating to further protect your teeth.

Flossing is another crucial tool to reach those cracks and inbetween the teeth where particles tend to get stuck. Use dental floss every day to get rid of food and plaque. When using dental products, look for seal of approval from the ADA (American Dental Association) to ensure you’re getting the best, tested products such as toothpastes and mouth rinses.

Visit your dentist every 6 months to get a biannual checkup for decay or cavities. Dr. John Theriot and our team want you to get your best smile today. Call our dental clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana, to schedule an appointment or consultation.