This question may seem basic, but is really important: What can you do to maintain your oral health? Other than complex dental work, there are many natural ways of maintaining a gorgeous smile. The most basic yet fundamental one is brushing and flossing. It’s essential that you keep your teeth, gums, and tongue nice and clean. Your nutrition also plays a huge role. Damaged teeth come about consuming acidic foods. These foods include coffee, processed sugar, sodas, and salty snacks. Instead of these teeth-damaging foods, consider eating more food with lower acidity levels, such as beans, fruits, and vegetables. Another good strategy includes rinsing your mouth with a tablespoon of coconut oil for 15 minutes. Coconut oil contains lauric acid. It has antimicrobial properties that kill harmful fungi, bacteria, and viruses in the body! If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.