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Sometimes, your routine oral hygiene habits require more than brushing and flossing or visiting the dentist twice a year. While these are very important, our team is happy to help you choose additional oral care techniques to include in your daily routine. We invite you to keep your smile cleaner and fresher by rinsing with mouthwash and chewing sugar-free gum.

Morning or evening, after brushing and flossing your teeth, swish a therapeutic mouthwash around your mouth to enjoy additional dental health benefits such as reduced bacteria, elimination of plaque, fresh breath, and whiter teeth. The American Dental Association offers a Seal of Acceptance on mouthwash products that have been proven to be safe and effective.

If you have just eaten a meal, it’s important to wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth so that the abrasives in your toothbrush and toothpaste don’t cause damage to the sensitive tooth enamel. Since it’s still important to remove food and bacteria from your teeth, try chewing a piece of sugar-free gum. This can increase your flow of saliva, which provides tooth-fortifying substances and washes off the food particles from your teeth. Don’t chew with a sugary gum or else the natural bacteria in your mouth with only feed off the sugar and increase your risk of cavities.

Dr. Stephen M. Dang and our team at Main Street Dental would be happy to meet with you and address your questions about oral health in Alhambra, California. Give us a call at 626-281-1536 today to schedule an appointment with our dentist!