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Your holiday smile can suffer from numerous ailments and forms of dental damage if you’re not careful. Even simple lifestyle choices and bad habits in your everyday life can severely hinder your oral health if you’re not careful. Thus, it is important to make sure you are exercising caution with all life choices and implementing the proper oral health care cleaning procedures.

Although daily cleaning is one of the most important aspects of your oral health care, it is not the only aspect. Even if you’re cleaning your mouth every day by brushing and flossing, there is still much more you should be doing to ensure optimum oral health. You need to make sure you’re eating healthy foods and avoiding dangerous products that can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.

In addition, exercise caution with all risks in your life that can severely damage your mouth via an oral accident or injury. In addition, eliminate unhealthy habits such as smoking, as it will severely impair your teeth and gums. Furthermore, exercise caution with drugs, as even medications can cause numerous oral ailments.

For more information about enhancing your smile, you can speak with Dr. David McKenna and our team at McKenna Family Dentistry by calling us at 650-321-4544. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Palo Alto, California.