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Do you brush twice a day and floss once a day? If so, you have a top-notch oral hygiene routine! For an even better routine, you can do things to go above and beyond for your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Amber N. Wright, is happy to tell you all about those things today! To go the extra mile for your oral hygiene routine, she encourages you to do the following things:

-Rinse with mouthwash daily: If you swish your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash, it can help you prevent cavities and periodontal disease. It can even help you prevent enamel erosion! This is the case because antibacterial mouthwash kills bacteria that create cavities and gum disease and fluoride mouthwash strengthens the tooth enamel to prevent dental issues.

-Brush your teeth after lunch: Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste with you when you go to work or school. This makes it possible to brush your teeth after you eat. Brushing a third time can help you have a top-notch oral health and a healthier smile.

-Use a tongue scraper: A tongue scraper is a handy tool that removes the dental problem-causing and bad breath-causing bacteria from your tongue. You can use this tool throughout the day if you would like.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Springfield, Ohio, please contact Smile Wright Dental today at 937-322-5437. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!