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The ABC’s of a Healthy Smile

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Is your oral health a priority? Many people spend substantial time and money in keeping their bodies in top condition. However, they neglect to realize the important link between oral health and body health. By keeping your mouth healthy, you can protect and improve the health of other vital systems in your body – such as your heart, your brain and your blood sugar levels. Conditions like untreated gum disease has been linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. Beyond a confident smile, there are some significant reasons to maintain optimal oral health through all stages of life.

Keeping your mouth healthy is not as complicated as you may think. In fact, your dental health can be protected by following these simple ABC’s:

A- Always brush & floss twice a day. If you expect to keep your teeth and gums healthy, daily brushing and flossing is non-negotiable. It is recommended that you brush twice a day for two minutes each session. Flossing once a day can ensure you are cleaning the remaining 35% of your tooth surface! Daily cleaning at home keeps bacteria and food debris away so that plaque doesn’t accumulate and harden on your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing is a critical weapon in preventing cavities and gum disease.

B- Be diligent about your routine dental checkups. There’s a reason why patients are asked to see their dentist twice a year. Experts agree that by attending a routine dental cleaning and exam every six months, patients can avoid costly dental issues as well as catch minor concerns at their most treatable stage. Are you diligent about keeping your hair appointment or chiropractor visits? Why not be as committed to your oral health?

C- Choose foods and drinks that promote a healthy smile. What you put in your mouth can certainly impact your stomach and your body weight. But the foods and drinks you consume on a regular basis can also have a drastic influence on the health of your teeth. Not only do your teeth and gums need certain vitamins and minerals to stay strong, but there are a number of common beverages and snacks that can ruin the health of your smile. Try to maintain a diet high in antioxidants to fight gum inflammation and rich in calcium to keep your tooth enamel as strong as possible. Stay away from hard candies that can fracture your teeth as well as foods and drinks that are high in sugar and acids.

Are you following the ABC’s of a healthy smile? If it has been six months since your last dental visit, please call Dr. Mitzi Morris today. We want to do our part to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy and confident smile this year!

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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