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At any age, individuals are at risk for developing cavities. Frequent consumption of sugary foods, sodas, juices and sports drinks certainly do not help that risk, especially if you are a teenager. That’s why dental professionals want you to know—when it comes to tooth decay and gum disease, be smart. With proper knowledge and attention about dental care, you can have a healthy mouth for life.

Quick Tips for Avoiding Tooth Decay and Other Dental Issues

  • Brush and floss twice each day
  • Limit sugars and starches
  • When participating in sports, consider wearing a mouthguard
  • Don’t smoke
  • Avoid mouth piercings
  • See your dentist regularly

While you may be tempted to forego brushing and flossing when life gets busy, dentists offer one word of advice—don’t! In fact, if you feel that your brushing and flossing habits are less than stellar, tell your dentist. As an added protection against tooth decay, dental sealants are generally a great option. While it’s still important to brush and floss daily, sealants help step up your dental prevention game. As long as the sealants remain intact, your tooth is protected from decay.

Snack Smarter

The desire to snack doesn’t stop when you leave preschool. Even aging adults like to satisfy small cravings in between meals. While “on the go,” we understand it is difficult to resist a quick sugary snack or soda. Yet, tweaking your snack habits a little will go a long way in preserving the health of your teeth. To snack smart, opt for the following:

  • Fruit (apples are particularly helpful, as they stimulate the production of saliva in the mouth that will wash away bacteria)
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt (plain yogurt is best)
  • Veggies (Carrots and Celery are best, as they stimulate saliva production as well as act as a toothbrush, cleaning the teeth)
  • Almonds

While opting for healthier snacks is proven to promote healthy teeth and gums, they will also increase overall health.

Smiles by Seese welcomes your entire family to our Davidson practice. With comprehensive dentistry and a patient-centered approach, we look forward to helping patients achieve a healthy mouth through all stages of life. Do you have concerns about your oral health, or has it been some time since you’ve visited the dentist? Do not wait. You will feel at ease with the caring team at Smiles by Seese.

Posted on behalf of Smiles By Seese

610 Jetton St. Suite 250
Davidson, NC 28036

Phone: (704) 895-5095


Monday (once/month): 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 3PM

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Susan H.

Always a smile I think Dr. Seese and his staff are just great. They are a great combination of professional experience and genuine concern for their patient.

Amy M.

Efficient and Friendly I was in for a six-month checkup and cleaning. The staff and the dentist are friendly, on time, and efficient. They handle insurance filing, and they send reminders. The location is convenient, and the office is pleasant and clean. Perfect!

Peggy D.

A sense of comfort when visiting a Dentist's office! Always a great experience due to their friendly, warm professional service.

Carter H.

Always a fun time Brian, Courtney, Donna, and Karen are a great team. I get good care and great friendship there! Highly recommend this dedicated practice.