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You know that there are several things you might need to do to protect your pearly whites. However, please remember that there are also several factors you’ll need to consider if you’re trying to keep your teeth as healthy as you can.

For instance, would you be surprised to hear that a lack of saliva could actually damage your teeth? A number of problems could actually cause dry mouth, including some medications and asthma. Dry mouth can leave you more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease which can also lead to a number of more serious issues. If you’re worried about dry mouth, there are a number of things you could do to keep your teeth strong. We recommend contacting us if you’re interested in protecting your oral health as well as you should.  

There are also foods you should be wary of. For instance, sugary foods may also leave you more vulnerable to cavities. Smoking will also affect your oral health and cause bad breath. Naturally, scheduling an appointment with our team is important, but you should also watch for other problems yourself. For example, while our team could recognize problems you might not be able to on your own, you could still struggle to red or swollen gums on your own.  

To learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about protecting your oral health in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, please don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Richards, DMD at (205) 823-6300. Our dentist, Dr. Daniel Richards, and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We’re excited to receive your call.