Oral Health Care

Keeping your teeth healthy is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.

To take care of your gums and teeth, follow these 5 steps.

1. Go to the Dentist

Use your free or low-cost Medi‑Cal dental services and see a dentist for regular check‑ups and cleanings. Maintaining regular dental visits is important for your oral health and overall health.

Find a Medi‑Cal dentist and schedule an appointment today!

2. Practice Good Habits Every Day

Practicing good daily oral hygiene, scheduling regular dental check-ups, and living a healthier lifestyle is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy. It also helps reduce your risk of more serious health problems.

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3. Eat Well

To have a healthy mouth, you need to do more than just brush and floss; you also need to eat a balanced diet. Eating sugary foods and drinks puts you at a higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay.

4. Avoid Bad Habits

Do not smoke or chew tobacco. Smoking and chewing tobacco stains your teeth, gives you bad breath, and can cause cancer.

5. Get Care Right Away

If you have unexpected dental problems or concerns in-between your regularly scheduled visits, call your dental office for help. If you are in pain, see your dentist right away or go to the emergency room.

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