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Do you wish there was a way to prevent tooth decay and other dental issues during the holidays? If so, we are thrilled to grant your wish! There are quite a few things you can do to protect your smile this holiday season, and the first one is attending your six month checkups for your cleaning and exam. The additional ways include:

Brushing your teeth
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s generally recommended to brush every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. Doing so will help you clean your smile and prevent cavities, especially during this holiday season.

Flossing your smile
Use waxed or unwaxed floss, whichever is best for you, to clean the crevices between your teeth. This will help you free the food particles that are stuck in your smile. Flossing also helps remove plaque from between your teeth, decreasing your chances of developing gum disease and other dental issues.

Rinsing your mouth
Many people forget about mouthwash, and it is extremely unfortunate. Mouthwash is an important tool that completes the cleaning job each day. By swishing mouthwash daily, you will wash away the debris that was left behind after your brushing and flossing techniques. When it comes to picking the best mouthwash for your smile, keep an eye out for antibacterial mouthwash, plaque mouthwash, fluoride mouthwash, or desensitizing mouthwash.

Cleaning your tongue
Throughout the day, your tongue harbors many bacteria and food particles, so it’s important that you clean your tongue once or twice a day. You can clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or with your toothbrush and toothpaste. Either way, make sure you clean your entire tongue.

If you need further information or instructions, we encourage you to call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!