While everyone wants their smile to last, bad habits can risk permanent damage and even tooth loss. Avoiding certain habits and following some simple rules can help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, especially if you consume high sugar or carbohydrate foods. Go to the dentist at least twice annually for your regular cleaning and to check for early signs of decay or other issues. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports; tooth injuries are extremely common, and you should protect your mouth. Custom-made mouthguards are much more effective than store-bought ones. If you’d like to learn more preventative tips or schedule your appointment with us, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or contact us on our website.