A healthy smile is often brighter and more attractive. To help your smile reach peak brilliance, you need to maintain good dental health. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, Dr. Truong and our staff of dental care professionals can help you better understand what it takes to maintain healthy, beautiful teeth and gums.

Brushing and Flossing

A key part of any good dental health plan involves brushing and flossing. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you should always brush and floss. You should brush your teeth twice a day, once before bed and again in the morning. We recommend a soft-bristled brush, as hard brushes can wear away enamel.

Flossing is always vital for removing stray food particles caught between teeth and cleanses away bacteria. You should floss at least once, preferably before going to bed. If you have any questions about caring for your teeth, please contact Dr. Diep Truong today.


What you eat and drink also affects the health of your smile. Good dental health involves consuming fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods low in sugar and other starches. When you consume foods and drinks high in sugar, bacteria will break down the sugar particles. This increases the level of oral acids and coats the teeth in plaque buildup. Over time, plaque can inflame the gums and weaken the tooth enamel. If you can, avoid sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and candy.

Checkups and Dental Cleanings

How often do you have your teeth cleaned and examined? The American Dental Association suggests having your checkup and dental cleaning twice a year. These visits allow Dr. Truong to watch of the earliest indicators of common dental health problems. She can also remove plaque buildup from your teeth and polish them, so you can enjoy a clean, beautiful smile.

About Your Dallas, TX Dentist:

Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).