Drs. King and team are excited to tell you June marks National Smile Month, a great time to remind our patients to brush, floss, practice good nutrition at home (and over the summer) to avoid cavities and gum disease, among other dental health issues.

After all, there’s more and more evidence that suggests folks with gum disease are more at risk for serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.

Here are a few easy steps you can improve your oral health at home:

  • Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss every day to clean between your teeth and braces
  • Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during orthodontic treatment.
  • Visit your general dentist regularly (usually every six months apart).

If you have questions about any of the tips here, we encourage you to give us a call! We hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

–King Orthodontics, serving Pittsburgh and Wexford, PA