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    I’m pretty sure we all know taking care of our teeth is no easy task! For me, I need to make time to actually go to the dentist, especially since I have great dental coverage for me and my family through MetLife. 

    There are so many things that can go wrong with those pearly whites, it’s hard to keep track. Most of us would like our teeth to last us a lifetime, so I did research on the web to find some tips to share on dental care.  Remember, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet but this info is true.

    Flossing
    Many people never learned to floss as children. But flossing is critical to healthy gums and it's never too late to start to make it part of your daily routine. A common rule of thumb says that any new habit becomes second nature after only three weeks.

    Did you know?  If you suffer from bad breath, there may be an underlying medical condition. Visit your dentist and primary care physician to find out if there is more to your halitosis than just that garlic you had at lunch.

    Brush ALL of your teeth, every single time. A recent survey of dentists reveals that one of the most common mistakes people make is brushing only their front teeth.

    Consider purchasing an electric toothbrush.  The main reason I found is that the vibrations helps remove food and other things from your teeth.

    Sugar is bad for your teeth. Watch out when you are using products that contain sugar, since this can lead to tooth decay. Especially eating sugary food before bedtime without brushing.

    THE most important thing you can do is to brush and floss your teeth each day.

    Here’s a tip … When choosing a dentist, check if the magazines in the waiting room are current. That shows the office staff’s attention to detail.

    Ever wonder what your dentist is thinking? Here’s a few thoughts  from dentists around the country.
    When someone meets you for the first time, the first thing they notice is eyes. Second are teeth, and third is hair. But people spend way more money on their hair than their teeth. – Damian Dachowski, DMD, general dentist, Horsham, Pennsylvania

    Patients come in with pictures of celebrities and say, “I want to look just like her.” I’m sitting there thinking, you can’t have a smile that looks like Angelina Jolie’s, because you don’t have a face that fits those teeth. – Jay Grossman, DDS

    People say something difficult is like pulling teeth. But pulling teeth is really fast and easy. – Mark Mutschler, DDS, pediatric dentist, Oregon City, Oregon

    People come in for an appointment without knowing what their insurance covers. They think we have a crystal ball that tells us everyone’s insurance information. We don’t. And we need to find out what’s covered before we can do anything. – Damian Dachowski, DMD

    Don’t eat a heavy garlic lunch before coming to see us—we’d appreciate that. – Jennifer Jablow, DDS

    People come to me with a mouthful of tooth decay and say, “I got my grandfather’s soft teeth.” I don’t even know what soft teeth are. – Bryan Tervo, DDS, expert at JustAnswer.com

    I hope you found this info helpful and thanks for reading.