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Did you know that your smile is what most people notice about your appearance before anything else? Your smile can say many things about you, which is why it is important to take care of it. To help you understand more about why you should take care of your smile, Dr. Paul Sommers and the team here at Paul R Sommers DDS in Watertown, Wisconsin, are happy to give you some insight into the importance of dental hygiene habits.

For starters, your teeth are made up of enamel, which is the strongest substance in your body. Despite its strength, it does have a few weaknesses such as sweet, sugary and sticky foods. Some medications can damage the enamel or weaken it over time. If your teeth become subject to cavities from the sugar or acid in foods and drinks, you could suffer from tooth loss and even gum disease.

Bad breath is extremely embarrassing for anyone. However, in many cases this can be avoided if you have good oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing each day, and using mouthwash frequently. These habits can save your mouth from cavities and gum disease, and keep your smile white.

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, please call us today at 920-261-5110 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental team is ready to address your oral health concerns.