With the New Year here at last, many people are hard at work meeting their resolutions. What goals did you make for the New Year? Are you looking for ways to improve your smile? If so, we offer the preventive and cosmetic procedures necessary to brighten your smile and boost the health of your teeth and gums.

Tips for Improving Your Smile

Brushing and Flossing: Seems like something minor, right? In fact, this is one of the more important things you can do to protect your smile. This year, make it a point to always brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning an again at night, at least two minutes per session. You should also thoroughly floss your teeth at least once a day, preferably before bed.

Regular Checkups: The American Dental Association says you should have your teeth examined at least once every six months. We happen to agree. An exam allows us to look for the earliest warning signs of possible dental problems, recommending treatment and preventive solutions before the problem reaches more advanced stages. You can maintain a healthy smile with something as simple as a routine checkup.

Don’t Forget Dental Cleanings: A cleaning not only brightens your smile and gives your teeth a smooth finish, but also removes all plaque from your teeth. Otherwise, plaque can inflame the gums and increase the risk of developing gum disease.

Change Your Diet: To help both your dental health and overall health, why not avoid foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches? By doing so, you reduce your risk of tooth decay. Try drinking more water and having fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks.

Cosmetic Treatment: If you have stained teeth or other esthetic issues, then consider cosmetic dentistry. With teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, we can improve the appearance of your smile.


Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. We strive to make sure 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).