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How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Smile

Are you tired of toothaches, bad breath, and bleeding gums? If so, there are four things you can do to properly clean your smile and improve your oral health! Oral hygiene is extremely important when it comes to caring for your smile, and we strongly recommend doing these four things to finally achieve the healthy, strong, and attractive smile you desire:

Brush your teeth
Brush your teeth every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. These products will clean and nourish your smile as well as care for your gums.

Floss your smile
Floss your teeth at least once a day—it doesn’t matter when. This technique is essential and vital if you wish to have a healthy smile. It will help free food particles that are stuck between your teeth as well as reduce the plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth, which will help minimize the chances of developing gum disease.

Rinse your mouth
Rinse your mouth daily with beneficial mouthwash. Rinsing will deeply clean your smile as well as freshen your breath. For the best results, you can use bacteria-killing, anti-gingivitis, or fluoride mouthwash. If you dislike the burning sensation some rinses provide, we recommend using a rinse that does not contain alcohol.

Visit your dentist
Professional cleanings are extremely important. During your appointment, the plaque is removed from the surfaces of your teeth and your smile is deeply cleaned. This will help prevent major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease.

If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule your next dental cleaning, we encourage you to call our office today! We are here for you and your smile, and we are happy to help you care for your teeth, gums, and oral bones by teaching you all we know about oral hygiene.