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If you want a strong and healthy smile, then you need to have a top-notch smile-cleaning technique. This means you need a proper and effective oral hygiene routine. To help you achieve the routine you need, our dentist, Dr. John Felkner, has some smile-cleaning advice for you, which is:

-Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste as you brush. It’s better if these products have been approved by the American Dental Association. The ADA logo proves that they are safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine.

-Don’t rinse your mouth with water after brushing. Rinsing washes the fluoride toothpaste away, which can limit the time the fluoride has to strengthen the enamel. So, try to keep the fluoride on your teeth as long as possible, which means you should also avoid drinking or eating for at least 30 minutes.

-As you floss, use a tool that is easier to maneuver. This is recommended because hard-to-use floss can result in gum damage.

-Add rinsing to the end of your oral hygiene routine. After you brush and floss, rinse your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouth rinse. Doing so can kill more oral bacteria and even strengthen your tooth enamel.

Call Szmanda Dental Wittenberg today at 715-253-3200 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Our dental team is here to give you the tips, information, and advice you need so you can have the strong and healthy smile you deserve. We look forward to hearing from you!