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You don’t always have complete control over your health. Genetics play a big role in the cards you’re dealt, and you have to learn to work with that. However, one aspect of your health you can control is your oral health.

A few extreme examples aside, you’re able to control whether your teeth last your entire life, or if you need to get implants or dentures. Dr. Sara Sheikh and Dr. Muhammad Ali Shazib at Kennebunk Center for Dentistry in Kennebunk, Maine work hard to help you take complete control of your oral health.

But how can you do that? Well, let’s look at a few very simple tips.

Floss
For whatever reason, flossing is hard for people to do. A common complaint is that it hurts, and if you haven’t flossed regularly before, it’ll be uncomfortable for a few days. However, your gums will quickly adapt to it, and you’ll notice a near-instant change in the quality of your oral health. Flossing gets rids of all the junk your brush can’t quite reach.

Brushing and mouthwash
Brushing is a simple activity, right? It is, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t brush regularly. All you have to do is set aside time in the morning, and right before bed, to clean off your teeth.

You should also use mouthwash, since that will kill all the germs that your flossing and brushing didn’t take care of.

Regular checkups
Lastly, you want to make sure you’re not skipping your regular checkups at our office. These help us keep an eye on potential cavities and other problems. We’re here to help you have great oral health – you just have to come into the office.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 207-985-7944.