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Are you caring for your smile the best as you could? Many individuals wrongly assume that they could simply brush and floss your teeth daily and be protected from all issues that arise. Although it does play a key role in keeping your smile clean, there are numerous other things you could be doing to help keep your oral health in check.

Your oral hygiene is extremely important for caring for your smile. This includes flossing once a day and brushing twice a day as well. Also, as a supplementary treatment, you should try using mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum. Furthermore, be sure to limit snacking throughout the day as it can increase your rate and risk for dental erosion. When eating, always eat nutritious meals that are healthy and safe for your teeth.

When brushing your teeth, always remember to brush your tongue as well, as it can often be a haven for bacteria. This includes the back of your tongue that people tend to miss. Your oral health care often depends on other issues including eliminating unhealthy habits from your life such as smoking or chewing tobacco. For additional help with your oral health care, visit your dentist for routine checkups.

If you are interested in a smile enhancement treatment from Hawkins Family Dentistry at our dentist office in Belpre, Ohio, call us at 740-423-8416. Dr. Lori Hawkins and our team look forward to improving your smile!