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Your dentist, Dr. Tim Woodruff, strongly recommends cleaning and caring for your smile by keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit our office every six months for your checkups. To have an even better oral hygiene routine, you can go the extra mile. To do so, you can do the following things:

-Rinse with mouthwash daily: Rinsing with mouthwash can help you avoid dental problems (like cavities, gum disease, and enamel erosion), especially if you use fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. It can do so because it kills bacteria in the mouth and strengthens the tooth enamel.

-Brush your teeth after lunch: Rather than just brushing in the morning and at night, try brushing after lunch also! Brushing at work, school, or home can help you have a cleaner and healthier smile. It can also help you avoid having embarrassing food-filled smile moments when you socialize.

-Use a tongue scraper: If you use a tongue scraper, the bacteria on your tongue can be washed away. Typically, that bacteria create plaque, which is a dangerous substance. When you remove that bacteria, you are potentially saving your teeth and gums from cavities and periodontal disease. Using a tongue scraper can also freshen the breath.

Do you have any questions about oral hygiene in Jonesboro, Arkansas? If so, please contact our dental team at Woodruff Family Dental today. We are more than happy to help you if you just contact 870-972-8190 now. We look forward to hearing from you!