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10 Tips to Good Dental Health:

1. Brush your teeth 2 times daily
2. Use mouthwash

3. Rinse or chew gum after meals. In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems.
4. Floss your teeth daily
5. Use electric toothbrush

6. See your dentist 2 times yearly.  By doing this, any dental problems can be detected early.

7.  Don't smoke:  Tobacco stains teeth and significantly increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer.

8. Block blows to teeth: Sports and recreational activities build healthy bodies, but they can pose a threat to teeth. Wear mouth guard to prevent injury.

9. Eat smart:  At every age, a healthy diet is essential to healthy teeth and gums. A well-balance diets of whole foods -- including grains, nuts,fruits and vegetablesand dairy products -- will provide all the nutrients you need. 

10.  Avoid sugary foods: When bacteria in the mouth break down simple sugars, they produce acids that can erode tooth enamel, opening the door to decay. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at 209-385-1479.


Back-To-School:  Get the School Year off to a Healthy Start

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement.  To help your child get a healthy start, make a back-to-school health care checklist.  Aside from school supplies, this health care checklist should include:

  1. Schedule medical exams and vaccines.

  2. Schedule an eye exam.

  3. Schedule a dental cleaning.  If there is any treatments (such as fillings) needed to be done, make sure you get them DONE before your child goes back to school.


    Make a habit to schedule appointment early.  Don’t wait until the last minute.  This way you can be sure to get an appointment that is convenient for you.  Most medical or dental offices are very busy right before school starts.


    At El Portal Dental Group, we are excepting New Patients.  If you have any questions about your dental health, visit us at 3393 G Street, Ste B, Merced or call us at 209-385-1479.