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If you’re an overachiever when it comes to your smile, then our Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS team has some suggestions for you! In addition to brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting your dentist every six months, Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki and our dental team encourage you to do the following things on a regular basis to improve your chances of having a top-notch oral health:

-Brush up at the office: After you’ve eaten your lunch for the day, you can clean your smile by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This will remove the food particles from your teeth, which will help you avoid “food-stuck-in-your-smile” moments and will help you have fresh and pristine breath.

-Wear a mouthguard: While you are active, it’s best to wear a mouthguard. Whether you play basketball, soccer, football, or other high-contact sports, it’s important to protect your smile. A mouthguard will cover your teeth and help prevent injury when hard, forceful objects hit them.

-Use a tongue scraper: A tongue scraper can help you wash away the bacteria that reside on your tongue. Using a tongue scraper can help you complete the smile-cleaning job and also freshen your breath.

-Rinse your mouth: Many people forget, but rinsing your mouth with mouthwash can help your smile in many ways. It can further clean your smile, freshen your breath, and strengthen your tooth enamel. So, when you’re done brushing and flossing, try rinsing your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

Brushing your teeth at the office, wearing a mouthguard, using a tongue scraper, and rinsing your mouth are all tasks that can help you further achieve your smile goals. If you would like to know more about oral hygiene and smile care in Union, New Jersey, then our dental team will be more than happy to help you. All you need to do is dial 908-516-2906 and we’ll be thrilled to assist you!