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If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to care for your teeth and gums regularly. In addition to keeping up on oral hygiene and attending your dental checkups regularly, our dentist, Dr. Sharon Bleiler, also encourages you to have a healthy lifestyle. This means you should exercise regularly and have a healthy and balanced diet. Doing these things can help you immensely. They can:

-Prevent teeth grinding habits: This is possible because exercise helps reduce stress. When you’re stressed, you have a natural tendency to clench your jaw and grind your teeth. This can create a teeth grinding habit while you sleep and can result in worn down and broken teeth. The less stress you have, the better.

-Keep your teeth healthy and strong: This is possible because there are many healthy foods that are very good for your teeth, like vegetables, fruits, milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products. When you consume these foods, the nutrients nourish the teeth and gums to give you a stronger smile. Some foods might even clean your teeth while you eat them!

-Help you prevent tooth loss: This is because having an alcohol and tobacco-free life can reduce your chances of having cavities, periodontal disease and oral cancer. All of these problems can affect your smile and oral health, even your overall health, in many ways.

To learn more about how to have a healthy smile in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, please reach out to Noble Dentistry when you can. All you need to do is dial 215-277-7880 and our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We’re excited for your phone call!