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Our dentist, Dr. Lisa K. Attaway, wants you to have the best, healthiest and strongest smile possible, which is why she strongly encourages you to keep up on oral hygiene and attend your dental checkups regularly. Another thing she encourages you to do is have a healthy lifestyle. This means you should exercise regularly and have a healthy and balanced diet. Doing these things can help your smile in a variety of different ways. In fact, they can:

-Prevent teeth grinding habits: Teeth grinding is very dangerous for the smile, especially because it can wear the teeth down and even crack and fracture the tooth enamel. Typically, most teeth grinding habits are caused by stress. When you’re stressed, you have a natural tendency to clench your jaws and grind your teeth, especially at night. When you run and exercise, you release some of that stress you’re holding onto, which can help you avoid grinding your teeth.

-Keep your teeth healthy and strong: When you have a healthy and balanced diet, you generally eat foods and drink drinks that are healthy for your teeth. In fact, some foods and drinks, like fruits, vegetables, milk and cheese, have the nutrients your teeth need to survive. Some foods can even clean your teeth while you eat them!

-Help you prevent tooth loss: When you avoid drinking alcohol, smoking and using tobacco products, you reduce your chances of falling victim to oral cancer, cavities and gum disease. These problems not only cause lost teeth, but they can also affect your overall health in many ways.

For more information and details about how to have a healthy smile in Rockwall, Texas, please contact our dental team at Family Dentistry of Rockwall. We are happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to dial 972-772-3900 now. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!